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House of Happy Endings by Leslie Garis

Howard Garis, creator of the famed Uncle Wiggily series, along with his wife, Lilian, were phenomenally productive writers of popular childrens seriesincludingThe Bobbsey TwinsandTom Swiftfrom the turn of the century to the 1950s. In a large, romantic house in Amherst, Massachusetts, Leslie Garis, her two brothers, and their parents and grandparents aimed to live a life that mirrored the idyllic world the elder Garises created nonstop. But inside The Dellwhere Robert Frost often sat in conversation over sherry, and stories appeared to spring from the very airall was not right. nbsp; Roger Gariss inability to match his parents success in his own work as playwright, novelist, and magazine writer led to his conviction that he was a failure as father, husband, and son, and eventually deepened into mental illness characterized by raging mood swings, drug abuse, and bouts of debilitating and destructive depression.House of Happy Endingsis Leslie Gariss mesmerizing, tender, and harrowing account of coming of age in a wildly imaginative, loving, but fatally wounded family.

Author: Leslie Garis

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 360

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 2008-09-02

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ISBN: 0374531587

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