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Family Plots: Love, Death & Tax Evasion

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Family Plots is a fresh and funny autobiographical novel about a young mother trying against all odds to create a normal family life with her new husband, a criminal attorney, who it turns out is committing a few crimes of his own. The novel offers readers a wry, unsentimental account of a marriage barreling toward calamity. In an attempt to find romance, family, and finan ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 27th 2008 by iUniverse
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Veena
Oct 30, 2009 Veena rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-read, arc
Family Plots, which the author likes to call Pulp Fiction, a term which I found both funny and interesting is based on real events that happened in the author's life. She explains that she has changed the script of her life a bit, invented some dialogues, given a little more spice to her characters and made this book at once witty, suspenseful and just like the blurb says, healing.
Mary bought up in a disjointed family always yearned for a normal family with a loving husband who would be a charmi
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Cheryl
Feb 15, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Family Plots: Love, Death, and Tax Evasion is a true life memoir on the life of Mary Patrick Kavanaugh. It is about Mary and how she fell in love with who she thought was her prince charming but ended up having a dark side.

When Mary first met her husband, Dan, he was very charming, handsome and a very loving guy to her daughter, Rachel. Dan made Mary feel beautiful and re-energized. Meeting Dan was a good turning point in Mary’s life. She started to get out of debt and had just gotten a job as
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Abeer Hoque
Nov 18, 2008 Abeer Hoque rated it liked it
Mary Patrick's pulp faction book is like one of the suddenly beautiful descriptions in it: hard candy. Bright and clear and tartly sweet. She has an ability to take the often grievous events of her life and weave them into a readable and intimate narrative of love and loss.
Lisa
Oct 22, 2009 Lisa rated it liked it
The subtitle tells it all! It's amazingly a true story; if it weren't you might think the author had totally gone over the top. Kavanaugh does have a biting wit. Unfortunately I never connected with her husband which made it difficult to get really involved.
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