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A prim bookseller and a hard-boiled ghost team up to catch a cunning killer…


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Also by Louise Shaffer:

Serendipity, April 2009
Trade Size
Family Acts, September 2007
Hardcover
The Ladies of Garrison Gardens, September 2006
Trade Size (reprint)
The Three Miss Margarets, August 2004
Trade Size (reprint)

Serendipity
Louise Shaffer

Ballantine Books
April 2009
On Sale: March 24, 2009
352 pages
ISBN: 0345502094
EAN: 9780345502094
Trade Size
$14.00
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Women's Fiction

Louise Shaffer brings to life three generations of Italian American women in this stunning novel of surprises, secrets, and serendipity.

A child of theatrical royalty, Carrie Manning is having a hard time getting her own act together. Thirty-seven, aimless, and having just buried a famous mother she never understood, she is desperate to uncover her family’s mysterious past in the hopes that it will help her understand herself.

Carrie’s search reveals the fascinating life stories of her estranged grandmother Lu, a glamorous Broadway star whose dreams came with a price; her great grandmother Mifalda, who gave up everything to come to America as a sixteen-year-old Italian bride; and her father, Bobby, the charismatic Broadway genious who wrote some of Lu’s greatest musicals and died tragically young. At the heart of Carrie’s discoveries lies the reason for her mother’s complicated life, and a dark secret that has been buried for thirty years.

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