The Redemption of George Baxter Henry
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The Redemption of George Baxter Henry

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George Baxter Henry is having an affair and has been found out by his mother-in-law, Muriel; a ninety-oneyear-old former silent screen star who now can't keep her mouth shut! With a son (Billy) who is being wooed by a record company, and a daughter (Iska) who is writing a book about apples, the Henry family decamp to a village in France to sort themselves out.

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Hardcover, 138 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Permanent Press (NY)
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switterbug (Betsey)
George Baxter Henry is no paragon of virtue. In fact, he is a paradigm of vice, with a penchant for lustful young women. His marriage is on the rocks and his fractured family is falling apart. Connor Bowman's novella after The Last Estate takes us back to the South of France--this time Nice, but with an American protagonist. In this sinfully laugh out loud story about a wounded family trying to stitch itself back together, Bowman manages to make the reader care about these cross and querulous in...more
Michelle Newby
By Conor Bowman
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ISBN: 978-1-57962-220-6
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Rating: 3.5

re-demp-tion [re demp shuh`n] noun
1. an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. Theology . deliverance from sin; salvation.
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold.

George Baxter Henry is a middle-aged attorney from Boston. He is married to Pearl. Their college-age son Billy is in a band being wooed by record companies. Iska is their 14-y...more
Joanne
George Baxter Henry, his wife, Paula, his cocaine-addicted son, Billy, his "slow" daughter, Iska, and his mother-in-law, Muriel, are on a flight to France for a vacation. Billy is nineteen and is trying to become a rock star, has contracts ready to be signed, but needs his father to do that because of his age.
Iska is intent on writing a book about apples. Muriel is ever-present with her history of having been an Oscar-winning actress and her utter dislike for George.
The trip has been planned bec...more
Sheila
George Baxter Henry, GBH, is a lawyer, and while he’s arrogant and unlikeable on the surface, he makes a surprisingly personable narrator for this tale. Even while he pours his vitriol on other members of his family, there’s sharply drawn humor, an honest measuring of his own failings, and a deep, unexpected sympathy that makes Conor Bowmans’ second novel especially moving.

Henry has been caught by his silent-screen-star, can’t-close-her-mouth mother-in-law, in the betrayal of his marriage vows....more
Kasia Hubbard
I won this on Goodreads. This book cracked me up! Though George Baxter Henry has the mouth of a sailor and is quite sarcastic (especially when speaking to his Mother-in-Law Muriel), he is quite humorous in his thoughts. The story starts off with Billy's (Henry's son) head literally in a toilet bowl. You soon find out that Billy is addicted to cocaine. Iska is writing a book about apples. Henry's marriage is falling apart because Muriel hired a private investigator and caught Henry cheating on hi...more
Kristina Franken
I loved the book. I could not put it down. The struggles of the family members are classic. There is a classic middle age crisis in which the lesson is that only you can find happiness.

George, is an unfaithful husband. Pearl, is wife, is the caregiver of the family. Billy the oldest child has a drug problem and is straigtened out by George while in France. Iska is a teenage author. Muriel is the ever overbearing mother in law who refuses to die. That is until the plane ride home.

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Martha
I won this book through the Goodreads Giveaway! I have to say that I had a lot of reactions to this book, partly because I did not care for the main character. He was grouchy, rude, egotistical, lacked morals, and was overall a pain in the butt. However, I did like his directedness (I felt like I needed to give him something positive). The book was a quick read. I didn't like how I felt at the end, but it did make me feel and that is what you want out of a book. I would say the book was interest...more
Rebecca
Great book! I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I randomly signed up for this giveaway but I am glad I did. The main character was vulgar and raunchy and in my opinion, really set this book apart from others of its type. The author didn't drag the story on like some do, leaving me very content after reading it. I definitely recommend this book!!!
Melanie
***Goodread Giveaway*** A solid short story in which you find yourself rooting for the arrogant George Baxter Henry as he deals with his crazy, overbearing mother-in-law, a failing marriage and coked up son. I loved the quirky little notes his daughter left for him on apples. This is a funny and inspiring book for anyone with a disfunctional family.
William Milton
Quite a funny little book. It was an enjoyable quick read.
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“We're all gonna die someday, and in between being born and then, you only have one f***ing life. If you spend more time being happy with what you've got than you do being unhappy about things you don't have, then you've cracked the secret.” 2 likes
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