Host Family by Mameve Medwed

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Daisy and Henry have been married for 20 years, and for all that time they have served as host families for international students coming to study at Harvard. So Daisy should have seen it coming when Henry dumps her for the extremely French Giselle.

About Mameve Medwed

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Mameve Medwed is also the author of Mail, Host Family, The End of an Error, and How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life (which received a 2007 Massachusetts Book Honor Award). Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in many publications including the Missouri Review, Redbook, the Boston Globe, Yankee, the Washington Post, and Newsday. Born in Maine, she and her husband have two sons and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published January 1, 2001 by Grand Central Publishing. 332 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and Daisy finally realizes that it's time to go after a love ""every bit as identifiable and tenacious as one of Truman's parasites."" Medwed balances broadly drawn characters, such as the ludicrously pompous Henry, who sports a beret and calls himself ""Henr ,"" with Daisy's perspicuous insights...

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However, her life starts changing the very next morning at the hospital where Henry has been admitted with a case of food poisoning.At the hospital, Daisy meets a parasitologist named Truman Wolff, who is giving a lecture on host families and parasites.

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