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  1. Paradise Lodge
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  2. Paradise Lodge

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A delightful story of growing up, getting old, and every step in between, from the acclaimed author of Man at the Helm and Love, Nina.

After succeeding in her quest to help her unconventional mother find a new "man at the helm," fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel simply wants to be a normal teenager. Just when it looks as if things have settled down, her mother goes and has another baby. On top of that, Lizzie's best friend has deserted her for the punk craze, which Lizzie finds too exhausting to commit to herself.

But Lizzie soon gets more commitment 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. It's no place for a teenager, much less one with as little experience emptying a bedpan as Lizzie. What begins as away to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly turns into the education of a lifetime. Lizzie encounters a colorful cast of eccentric characters--including a nurse determined to turn one of the patients into a husband (and a retirement plan); an efficient but clueless nun trying to modernize the place; and Lizzie's unlikely first love--who become her surrogate family.

When Paradise Lodge faces a crisis in the form of a rival nursing home with enough amenities to make even the comatose jealous, Lizzie must find a way to save her job before she loses the only place she's ever felt she belongs. A hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale, Paradise Lodge proves that it's never too early--or too late--to grow up.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Nina Stibbe
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9780316309332
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Little, Brown and Company
Manufacturer
Little, Brown and Company
NumberOfPages
320
PublicationDate
2016-07-12
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
ReleaseDate
2016-07-12
Studio
Little, Brown and Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Anyone who has ever worked in a nursing home in almost any capacity will recognize the wonderfully drawn emotional (and often humorous) qualities in author Nina Stibble's "Paradise Lodge." It's a mainstream novel set in the U.K. In 1977, bringing into play 15-year-old protagonist Lizzie, who accepts a job at Paradise Lodge, an aging but still nicely appointed nursing home with a cast of nurses and young caregivers like Lizzie — who far prefers working with the aging patients and chain-smoking nurses than going to school.

Lizzie learns on her first day that bringing patients to the bathroom, or what Paradise Lodge teaches her must be called the "comfort zone," is an arduous, time-consuming task. But she falls in love with a lot of the patients, and I can attest that doing so is altogether NOT uncommon between staff and patients, even today. No, I wasn't a nurse. But I worked as communications director for two modern nursing homes and had loads of encounters with staff... Read more
Enjoyable light read for summer. Young girl becomes overly involved in working in a failing rest home. She has a crazy home life, wild friend who is a co worker and she describes all the residents as well as her day in detail. Meanwhile, she has neglected her schooling. Lots of English expressions to figure out, but fun nevertheless.
Clever, funny.Many references to UK stars, products and places may make it harder for non-UK readers to get it.
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