Bowling Avenue

Bowling Avenue Welcome To 603 Bowling Avenue, A Lush, Empty Colonial Revival House Tucked Away In A Leafy Nashville Neighborhood Who S That In The Ratty Attic Bedroom, Holed Up Like A Squirrel, Writing Real Estate Ads As Fast As She Can Delia Ballenger, Former Nashvillian.She S Back In Town To Sell The House That Her Tender Hearted Big Sister Inexplicably Left Her After Dying In A Car Crash Delia Needs To Get Back To Chicago As Fast As Possible But Uninvited People Keep Showing Up At The Front Door Her Mother, Grace Ballenger Brilliant Federal Judge And The Number One Reason Delia Lives In Another State A Patrician And Poorly Socialized Neighbor, Angus Donald Shelly Carpenter, The Watchful Housekeeper Who Raised Delia Brother In Law Bennett Schwartz, A Wretched Surgeon, Along With His Girls Cassie And Amelia The Nieces She S Never Known And, Most Vexing, A Charming Real Estate Agent, Henry Peek.Delia Finds Herself Up To Her Eyeballs In A Flood Of Mysteries, Secrets, And The Sort Of Love That Sneaks Up On You For Everyone Who Has Muttered You Can T Go Home Again, Here S What Happens When You Go Anyway You Ll Laugh You May Cry, If You Re The Weepy Type And You Ll Cheer For Delia Even As You Wonder How She Can Eat A Pop Tart As An Entree Like THE DESCENDANTS, BOWLING AVENUE Is A Story Of Learning How To Let Go, Hold On And Bail Water. Delia Ballenger is returning to Nashville to sell her dead sister s house She thought she d successfully settled herself in another city, a safe distance from her family and her unhappy past, but she s about to learn that the past is like an undiscovered country, waiting to surprise you Bowling Avenue is crazily, utterly delightful, a fun and funny read that will keep you happily off balance and turning the pages forLike Delia, you ll find yourself wondering how you came to be in this s Delia Ballenger is returning to Nashville to sell her dead sister s house She thought she d successfully settled herself in another city, a safe distance from her family and her unhappy past, but she s about to learn that the past is like an undiscovered country, waiting to surprise you Bowling Avenue is crazily, utterly delightful, a fun and funny read that will keep you happily off balance and turning the pages forLike Delia, you ll find yourself wondering how you came to be in this st
Read Harder 2017 Read a novel set within 100 miles of where you liveThis was a surprisingly difficult category to fill for my Read Harder challenge I finally ended up going to the library and searching for any books set in Nashville I got this one, along with a Marshall Chapman book and two thrillers I tried the Chapman book and found it far too rambling for my taste So I moved on to this one.My favorite thing about this book was the characters I liked and thought about many of the charact Read Harder 2017 Read a novel set within 100 miles of where you liveThis was a surprisingly difficult category to fill for my Read Harder challenge I finally ended up going to the library and searching for any books set in Nashville I got this one, along with a Mar
This was a 3.5 for me I saw it on a library shelf and grabbed it because I didn t realize Ann Shayne known to knitters as half of Mason Dixon Knitting had written a novel The story begins with Delia, a thirtysomething who grew up in Nashville and now lives in Chicago She returns to her hometown when her sister dies suddenly and expects to stay a few weeks, but the floods of 2010, a recalcitrant family and a handsome real estate agent get in the way of her quick trip Delia s good at avoidin This was a 3.5 for me I saw it on a library shelf and grabbed it because I didn t realize Ann Shayne known to knitters as half of Mason Dixon Knitting had written a novel The story begins with Delia, a thirtysomething who grew up in Nashville and now lives in Chicago She returns to her hometown when her sister dies suddenly and expects to stay a few weeks, but the floods of 2010, a recalcitrant family and a handsome real estate agent get in the way of her quick trip Delia s good at avoiding permanent connections She is unenthusiastic about her relatives and unsure what to do with the house
I admit, the final star was because the book is set in Nashville my Nashville, actually, as the main character grew up about a mile from where I did and I was impressed with Ann Shayne s accurate and multi faceted view of this part of town She even got the Egyptian apartment complex on Murfreesboro road right I picked t
I was intrigued by the book which is set in my hometown of Nashville, and when a college friend strongly recommended it, I decided to buy it for my step mother for Christmas, and read it myself first.Delia has to come back to Nashville from Chicago because when her sister Ginna died six months ago in a car wreck, she left Delia her house Which is a little unusual as Ginna was married with two daughters, but she was recently separated, so everyone assumes that s why she changed her will just a f I was intrigued by the book which is set in my hometown of Nashville, and when a college friend strongly recommended it, I decided to buy it for my step mother for Christmas, and read it myself first.Delia has to come back to Nashville from Chicago because when her sister Ginna died six months ago in a car wreck, she left
Delia Ballenger is going home and will be dealing with her past which sounds clich d, but this novel avoids being another iteration of the woman getting over her past trope.At first Delia s character was frustrating to me, but I was drawn into the story and kept wanting to know what happened next As Delia responds to the situations and people in the story she does grow and change, but it s in a believable manner I grew to like her, and sympathized with some of the challenges she faced I Delia Ballenger is going home and will be dealing with her past which sounds clich d, but this novel avoids being another iteration of the woman getting over her past trope.At first Delia s character was frustrating to me, but I was drawn into the story and kept wanting to know what happened next As Delia responds to the situations and people in the story she does grow and change, but it s in a believable manner I grew to like her, and sympathized wit
A thoroughly satisfying novel, chocked full of well drawn characters coming to terms with their lives in the midst of the amount of external drama one expects of a novel set in the southern United States Betrayal, cancer, cross generation recrimination, pre stonewall homosexual guilt, feminism, drug addiction, vehicular homicide, existential and even spiritual crises are all played out against vivid descriptions of the Nashville flood of 2010 that rival LANTERNS ON THE LEVEE or THEIR EYES WERE A thoroughly satisfying novel, chocked full of well drawn characters coming to terms with their lives in the midst of the amount of external drama one expects of a novel set in the southern United States Betrayal, cancer, cross generation recrimination, pre stonewall homosexual guilt, feminism, drug addiction, veh
I loved this story It is set in Nashville during the recent flooding A family comes together at a bad time both for them and their city During the disaster they come to find a sense of family that they had missed in the past.There are a number of surprising twists and turns as the story progresses And a great mushy ending.Disclaimer I received this book as freeola a gift from the author I have her knitting books and read her blog My review was true and my own thoughts, her generosity I loved this story It is set in Nashville during the recent flooding A family comes together at a bad time both for them and their city Du
I loved all the Nashville references in this book The plot definitely took me back to the flood of 2010 which was had a monumental effect on the city of Nashville. Takes place in Nashville so it was fun to read about all the landmarks and stereotypes.

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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • Bowling Avenue
  • Ann Shayne
  • English
  • 14 November 2017
  • 0985210001