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Second Honeymoon

A Novel

by Joanna Trollope

Second Honeymoon
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2006, 320 pages
    Mar 2007, 336 pages

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"A masterpiece of the mundane....modest and unerringly real....a love song to ordinary life." - Kirkus

From the book jacket: Ben is, at last, leaving home. At twenty-two, he’s the youngest of the family. His mother Edie, an actress, is distraught. His father Russell, a theatrical agent, is rather hoping to get his wife back, after decades of family life. His brother, Matthew, is wrestling with a relationship in which he achieves and earns less than his girlfriend. His sister Rosa is wrestling with debt, and the end of a turbulent love affair.  Meet the Boyd family and the empty nest, twenty-first-century style.

Comment: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) enjoyed looking below the surface of domestic life to challenge assumptions.  His granddaughter, Joanna, carries on this tradition.  Her latest novel, Second Honeymoon (an ironic title), opens with the somewhat histrionic Edie surveying the empty room of her son, the last of her children to leave home,...

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