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Available copies

  • 5 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.

Current holds

8 current holds with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Bourbon F OFF (Text) 33431000532547 New Fiction Available -

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Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.:
"Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years, she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. She's become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to address the limits of her own experience--but still she tries to save everyone, using everything she's learned about empathy and despair, conscience and collusion, from her years of wandering the library stacks . . . And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in--funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Librarians > Fiction.
Working mothers > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.

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