The Hills at Home by Nancy Clark
A Novel

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While always well-stocked with clean sheets, Lily Hill is not expecting visitors. At least not in the numbers that descend upon her genteely dilapidated New England ancestral home in the summer of ’89. Brother Harvey arrives first, thrice-widowed and eager for company; then perennially self-dramatizing niece Ginger and her teenaged daughter Betsy; then Alden, just laid-off from Wall Street, with his wife Becky, and their rowdy brood of four . . .

As summer fades into fall, it becomes clear that no one intends to leave. But just as Lily’s industrious hospitality gives way to a somewhat strained domestic routine, the Hill clan must face new challenges together. Brimming with wit and a compendium of Yankee curiosities, The Hills at Home is an irresistible modern take on an old-fashioned comedy of manners.

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About Nancy Clark

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Nancy Clark is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Trinity College. This is her first novel, and she is currently at work on a second novel about the Hill family. She lives in West Wilton, New Hampshire.
Published December 18, 2007 by Anchor. 498 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Then nonrelatives start to pile up: a graduate student writing a thesis on WASP culture, a disgraced diplomat, a lovesick exchange student and other visitors bring complications and romance, culminating in a raid by the FBI.

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Christian Science Monitor

What's more shocking, the grandmother of social satire has moved in with Jonathan Franzen, and the two of them have produced a love child called The Hills at Home.How else to explain this allegedly debut novel from an unknown New Hampshire writer?

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