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Paradise Lodge (Reprint) (Paperback) (Nina Stibbe)
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From Nina Stibbe, the acclaimed author of Love, Nina and Man at the Helm comes "another deft helping of absurd social comedy and unconventional wisdom" (Kirkus).After succeeding in her quest to help her unconventional mother find a new "man at the helm," 15-year old Lizzie Vogel gets more than she bargained for when she takes a job as a junior nurse at Paradise Lodge, a ramshackle refuge for the elderly that has seen better days. What begins as a way to get spending money (for important items like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly turns into the education of a lifetime as Lizzie encounters a colorful cast of eccentric characters. But when Paradise Lodge faces a crisis, Lizzie must find a way to save her job before she loses the only place she's ever felt like she belongs. A hilarious, heartfelt coming-of-age tale, PARADISE LODGE proves that it's never too early--or too late--to grow up.