Addled

Addled

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Eden Rock Country Club is a grand New England institution, a lush haven of leisure and cocktails, where gossip and intrigue lurk discreetly behind a veil of old-world propriety. But one Fourth of July, a flock of geese descends on the club's manicured lawns; never fond of outsiders, the Eden Rock denizens find these new guests distinctly unwelcome.

When Charles Lambert, a bond trader with a strong portfolio but a weak golf game, accidentally kills a goose with a wayward drive, he sets in motion a series of events that will leave the club and its members changed forever. His wife, Madeline, must face the mutterings of other members about the state of her marriage--and his sanity. Meanwhile, their daughter, an animal rights activist, mounts a quixotic campaign to make the club go vegan, much to the annoyance of Vita, a talented, obsessive chef who has her own plans for the geese.

A deftly observed social comedy, ADDLED is a rich and riotous story of old money, new ideas, and the power of passion to disrupt even the most orderly of worlds.

Baker & Taylor
When a golfing bond trader accidentally kills one of a flock of hated geese that has descended on a grand New England country club, he inadvertently sets in motion a series of wayward events that irrevocably changes the club and the lives of its members. A first novel.

Blackwell North Amer
Summertime at the Eden Rock Country Club : a season of mixed drinks by the pool, ladies' doubles matches on the tennis courts, and, of course, lively rounds of golf played with equal parts bonhomie and cutthroat competition. A grand old institution, Eden Rock is a lush New England haven where gossip and intrigue lurk discreetly behind a veil of old-world propriety and everything is supposed to remain the same. But one Fourth of July, a flock of geese descends on the verdant lawns; never fond of outsiders, the Eden Rock denizens find these new guests distinctly unwelcome and distracting.
When Charles Lambert, a bond trader with a sensitive side and a faltering golf game, accidentally kills a goose with a wayward drive, he sets in motion a series of events that will, by Labor Day, leave the club's members and its staff changed forever. His wife, Madeline, must face the mutterings of other members about the state of her marriage, at the same time trying to ignore the solicitude of an exceptionally attractive lifeguard. Meanwhile, their daughter, an animal rights activist, mounts a quixotic campaign to make the entire club go vegan, much to the annoyance of Vita, a talented, obsessive chef who will stop at nothing to arouse the appetites and desires of her diners. Observing it all from her perch next to a roaring fire is Arietta Wingate, the wizened society matron who presides over one of Eden Rock's oddest and most secret traditions, one with drastic implications for the club's next generation.

Hachette Book Group
Eden Rock Country Club is a grand New England institution, a lush haven of leisure and cocktails, where gossip and intrigue lurk discreetly behind a veil of old-world propriety. But one Fourth of July, a flock of geese descends on the club's manicured lawns; never fond of outsiders, the Eden Rock denizens find these new guests distinctly unwelcome.

When Charles Lambert, a bond trader with a strong portfolio but a weak golf game, accidentally kills a goose with a wayward drive, he sets in motion a series of events that will leave the club and its members changed forever. His wife, Madeline, must face the mutterings of other members about the state of her marriage--and his sanity. Meanwhile, their daughter, an animal rights activist, mounts a quixotic campaign to make the club go vegan, much to the annoyance of Vita, a talented, obsessive chef who has her own plans for the geese.

A deftly observed social comedy, ADDLED is a rich and riotous story of old money, new ideas, and the power of passion to disrupt even the most orderly of worlds.

Baker
& Taylor

When a golfer accidentally kills one of a flock of hated geese that has descended on a grand New England country club, he inadvertently sets in motion a series of wayward events that irrevocably changes the club and the lives of its members.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316015004
0316015008
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 25 cm

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