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Free Book Friday! There Must Be Some Mistake: A Novel

 

There Must Be Some Mistake

by Frederick Barthelme

A fiftyish graphic designer forced into retirement discovers, via a parade of unlikely events, that it may still be a lovely day in the neighborhood, by “the master of the low-key epiphany.” (The New Yorker) — Wallace Webster lives alone in Kemah, Texas at Forgetful Bay, a condo development where residents are passing away at an alarming rate. As he monitors events in the neighborhood, Wallace keeps in touch with his ex-wife, his grown daughter, a former coworker for whom he has much averted eyes, and a somewhat exotic resident with whom he commences an off-beat affair.

He sifts through the curious accidents that plague his neighbors, all the while reflecting on his past and shortening future. Required to reflect upon his own mortality, he wonders if “settling for” something less than he aspired to is a kind of cowardice, or just good sense.

Beneath the arresting repartee and the ever-present and often satisfying banality of our modern lives–from Google searches to real life mysteries on TV–lies Frederick Barthelme’s affection for and curiosity about our human condition. THERE MUST BE SOME MISTAKE is warm and wry, beautifully written, and completely irresistible.

ISBN 9780316231244, Hardcover

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103 Responses to “Free Book Friday! There Must Be Some Mistake: A Novel”

  1. Steve B. (fog) says:

    Meh. I’ll pass

  2. Marianne B. (wisbyrne) says:

    Great Idea!

  3. Becky S. (SugarMag420) , says:

    Sounds like an interesting story.

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