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The Splendid Things We Planned

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The Splendid Things We Planned

A Family Portrait


The renownedbiographer’s unforgettable portrait of a family in ruins—his own

Meet the Baileys: Burck, a prosperous lawyer once voted theAmerican Legion’s “Citizen of the Year” in his tiny hometown of Vinita,Oklahoma; his wife Marlies, who longs to recapture her festive life inGreenwich Village as a fetching young German immigrant, fresh off the boat; theiraddled son Scott, who repeatedly crashes the family Porsche; and Blake, the youngerson, trying to find a way through the storm. “You’re gonna be just like me,” adrunken Scott taunts him. “You’re gonna be worse.”

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award andfinalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Blake Bailey has been hailed as “addictivelyreadable” (New York Times) and praised for his ability to capture lives“compellingly and in harrowing detail” (Time). The Splendid Things WePlanned is his darkly funny account of growing up in the shadow of anerratic and increasingly dangerous brother, an exhilarating and sometimesharrowing story that culminates in one unforgettable Christmas.

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