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Maud Carol Markson's Books

Markson explores the sometimes humorous, and always complex, realm of family and love. Her characters struggle to answer the questions "who will care for me? How will I care for myself?" One spring day in New York City, five-year-old Pigeon's father disappears, leaving her to face a new and bewildering life with her mother and older siblings in an uncle's house on the...
"In my family we are all disposable," begins Annie, the winning but troubled narrator of When We Get Home. She has seen her debonair father go through three divorces and her 20-year-old brother Walter passionately fall for Isabelle, their father's newest wife. Annie herself is struggling with love and fidelity in her own marriage, trying to transcend her family...