The Resource Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman

Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman

Label
Bettyville : a memoir
Title
Bettyville
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
George Hodgman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother--a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love. When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town-crumbling but still colorful-to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgman's debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return"--
Summary
A veteran magazine and book editor returns to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, to take care of his aging mother, Betty, a strong-willed woman who speaks her mind and has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403807
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgman, George
Dewey number
306.874
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hodgman, George
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Caregivers
  • Aging parents
  • Mothers and sons
  • Sons
  • Gay men
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare
Target audience
adult
Label
Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881888036
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780525427209
Lccn
2014038536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881888036
Label
Bettyville : a memoir, George Hodgman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881888036
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780525427209
Lccn
2014038536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881888036

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