Cathie Pelletier introduces readers to the charming backcountry town of Mattagash, Maine an its quirky, endearing citizens.
At the heart of this quirky and humorous novel are three sisters: Marge, the one who is dying; Pearl, who left town; Sicily, who stayed-and her daughter, Amy Joy, a bored 14-year old whose raging hormones lead her into the arms of the town’s blackest sheep. As Marge drifts away, her relatives grapple with the funeral preparations, loveless marriages, unfulfilled dreams, and the drudgery of their small town (where indoor plumbing is still a novelty). THE FUNERAL MAKERS captures the spirit of a world that is at once recognizable and quickly fading from view.
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