The Arrivals by Meg Moore

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It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt.

First, their daughter Lillian arrives, with her two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely when Jane ends up on bed rest. When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood - only this time around, their children are facing adult problems.

By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family - and the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.

About Meg Moore

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Meg Mitchell Moore worked for several years as a journalist. Her articles have been published in a wide variety of business and consumer magazines. She received a master's degree in English literature from New York University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their three children. The Arrivals is her first novel.
Published May 25, 2011 by Reagan Arthur Books. 336 pages
Genres: Other, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A love affair has ended, she’s in debt, and her casting director boss seems unhappy with her work.

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Moore finds a crisp narrative in the morass of an overpacked household, and she keeps the proceedings moving with an assurance and outlook reminiscent of Laurie Colwin, evoking emotional universals with the simplest of observations, as in "the peace you feel when you are awake in a house where ch...

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Entertainment Weekly

Then there's Stephen and his pregnant wife, Jane, whose visit is unexpectedly extended when Jane (whom everyone seems to have a hard time warming up to) is placed on bed rest for the duration of the summer.

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Enjoy three fun-filled days of activities — and don't-miss concerts by The Temptations, The Four Tops and Shania Twain.

Jun 16 2011 | Read Full Review of The Arrivals

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Finally, the youngest, Rachel, finds her life in ruin after her live-in boyfriend Marcus breaks up with her, leaving her heartbroken, broke and with countless excuses to run home to Mommy and Daddy.

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