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Wickett"s remedy

a novel

by Myla Goldberg

  • 317 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Irish American women,
  • Widows,
  • Patent medicines,
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919

  • About the Edition

    In a multidimensional, intricately wrought narrative, Myla Goldberg leads us back to Boston in the early part of the twentieth century and into two completely captivating worlds. One is that of Lydia, an Irish American shopgirl with bigger aspirations than your average young woman from South Boston. She seems to be well on her way to the life she has dreamed of when she marries Henry Wickett, a shy medical student and the scion of a Boston Brahmin family. However, soon after their wedding, Henry abruptly quits medical school to create a mail-order patent medicine called Wickett"s Remedy, and just as Lydia begins to adjust to her husband"s new vocation, the infamous Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 begins its deadly sweep across the world, irrevocably changing their lives. In a world turned almost unrecognizable by swift and sudden tragedy, Lydia finds herself working as a nurse in an experimental ward dedicated to understanding the raging epidemic, through the use of human subjects. Meanwhile, a parallel narrative explores the world of QD Soda, the illegitimate offspring of Wickett"s Remedy, stolen away by Henry Wickett"s one-time business partner Quentin Driscoll, who goes about transforming it into a soft drink empire. Throughout the novel we hear from a chorus of other voices who offer a running commentary from the book"s margins, playing off the ongoing narrative and cleverly illuminating the slippery interplay of perception and memory. Based on years of research and evoking actual events, Wickett"s Remedy perfectly captures the texture of the times and brings a colorful cast of characters vividly to life, none more so than Lydia, a heroine as winning and appealing as Eliza, the beloved spelling champion of Bee Season. With dazzling dexterity, Goldberg has fashioned a novel that beautifully combines the intimate and the epic. Wickett"s Remedy announces her arrival as a major novelist. Dreaming of a better life, Lydia, an Irish-American shopgirl from South Boston, gets her chance when she marries medical student Henry Wickett, the scion of a Boston family, but her life is turned upside down when Henry quits medical school.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMyla Goldberg
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3557.O35819 W53 2005
    The Physical Object
    Pagination326 p. ;
    Number of Pages326
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24750732M
    ISBN 100385513240
    ISBN 109780385513241
    LC Control Number2005048103
    OCLC/WorldCa60419509


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Then the influenza epidemic sweeps through Boston, and in a world turned upside down Lydia must forge her. Myla Goldberg is the author of several books, including The False Friend, Wickett’s Remedy, and the bestselling, critically acclaimed Bee Season, which was widely translated and adapted to film.

She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Wickett's Remedy is peopled by noble working-class families who do not let the strain of poverty prevent them from reveling together in good times and succoring each other in bad.

Lydia, the product of this idealized milieu, is its selfless personification, volunteering to nurse flu victims as a way of dealing with grief for her own beloved dead. Jan 01,  · November 14, • Myla Goldberg is the author of the novels Bee Season (that's spelling bees, not stinging bees) and Wickett's Remedy.

In the follow-up to her bestselling, critically acclaimed novel Bee Season, Goldberg offers a charming historical narrative that proves she's more than a one-hit wonder. Set in Boston in the early s, the book features heroine Lydia Kilkenny, a smart, working-class Irish-American who puts in long.

Wickett’s Remedy Book Group Guide. How does Myla Goldberg re-create the city of Boston in the early s. What descriptive details bring this era to life.

What role do the ghostly voices in the margins of the text play in Wickett’s Remedy. What kinds of commentary do they offer on the story. Myla Goldberg is the author of the bestselling Bee Season; an essay collection, Time’s Magpie, which explores all her favorite places in Prague, where she lived for a year in the early nineties; and Wickett’s Remedy which grew out of her fascination with the influenza epidemic.

KIRKUS REVIEW. The influenza pandemic is the background for this absorbing successor to Bee Season (). Irish-American Lydia Kilkenny moves up from her “Southie” (i.e., South Boston) neighborhood after marrying timid medical student Henry Wickett.

When Henry forsakes his studies and returns to clerical drudgery while developing. Jan 15,  · Myla Goldberg. After graduating from Oberlin in with an English degree, Myla Goldberg spent a year in Prague writing and teaching English to former Communist ministers before settling in Brooklyn, New York to pen her "honey of a first novel".

The triumphant follow-up to the bestselling Bee Season, Wickett's Remedy is an epic but intimate novel about a young Irish-American woman facing down tragedy during the Great Flu epidemic of Wickett's Remedy leads us back to Boston in the early part of the 20th century and into the world of Lydia, an Irish-American shop girl yearning for a grander world than the cramped confines of South.

Wickett's Remedy: Review of Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg, plus back-story and other interesting facts about the book. Lydia Kilkenny is eager to move beyond her South Boston childhood, and when she marries Henry Wickett, a shy Boston Brahmin who plans to become a doctor, her future seems assured.

That path changes when Henry abandons his medical studies and enlists Lydia to help him invent a mail-order medicine called Wickett's Remedy. Wickett's Remedy A Novel (Book): Goldberg, Myla: The triumphant follow-up to the bestsellingBee Season,Wickett's Remedyis an epic but intimate novel about a young Irish-American woman facing down tragedy during the Great Flu epidemic of Wickett's Remedyleads us back to Boston in the early part of the 20th century and into the world of Lydia, an Irish-American shop girl yearning for a.

Sep 18,  · Because Dan Kilkenny was an iceman, the whole D Street gang was in thrall to Lydia and Michael in summer. In the thick of that season there were.

In Wickett’s Remedy, Goldberg introduces us to Lydia Kilkenny, a somewhat ordinary Irish-American young woman from Southie (South Boston) who aspires to the more refined way of life found beyond the Broadway Bridge.

She meets a shy medical student, Henry Wickett, who woos her with love letters. Their marriage enables Henry to find strength to [ ]. Based on years of research and evoking actual events, Wickett's Remedy perfectly captures the texture of the times and brings a colorful cast of characters vividly to life, none more so than Lydia, a heroine as winning and appealing as Eliza, the beloved spelling champion of Bee Season.

Sep 18,  · A somewhat uneasy mixture of these elements characterizes Myla Goldberg's ambitious second novel, "Wickett's Remedy," which is set in Boston during the height of the epidemic. Wickett's remedy: a novel.

[Myla Goldberg] -- Lydia is an Irish American shopgirl with bigger aspirations than your average young woman from South Boston in the early part of the twentieth century. She marries Henry Wickett, a shy medical. Wickett's remedy: a novel. [Myla Goldberg] -- In a multidimensional, intricately wrought narrative, Myla Goldberg leads us back to Boston in the early part of the twentieth century and into two completely captivating worlds.

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The triumphant follow-up to the bestselling BEE SEASON, WICKETT'S REMEDY is an epic but intimate novel about an Irish American shopgirl facing down tragedy during the great flu epidemic of Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Wickett's Remedy study guide and get instant access to the following.

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Finally, the publisher's summary states that the author put "years of research" into this book. Sep 30,  · “Wickett’s Remedy”: Finding purpose in midst of flu epidemic Wickett’s Remedy is in the hands of Liddie’s business partner, who has turned it into a very successful soda pop Author: Valerie Ryan.

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Sep 20,  · Listen to Wickett's Remedy: A Novel audiobook by Myla Goldberg. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers. Wickett's Remedy is a historical novel by Myla Goldberg, about the influenza epidemic. It was published by Doubleday.

The novel makes heavy use of annotations, marginalia, and false documents to support its premise; [2] Goldberg has stated that Vladimir Nabokov 's Pale Fire was a major influence on her in this respect.

Dec 13,  · Thought I would try a new format for the review of "Wickett's Remedy". I have chosen to review the book in a series of questions and answers. Hope you find the format enjoyable, but first, here's a quick summary: "Wickett's Remedy" is about a working-class Irish-American woman, Lydia Wickett, in Boston during the flu howtogetridofbadbreath.club: Lotus Reads.

Myla Goldberg’s Wickett’s Remedy Bond Street-Random House () Myla Goldberg’s Bee Season turned me into a total book-nag; I nagged every reader I knew about reading it when I had finished it myself. I loved everything about it, from the first page to the back cover, with the author’s black-‘n’-white-striped stockings and quirky smile.

Oct 29,  · Myla Goldberg began writing Wickett's Remedy after reading a newspaper article, which listed the influenza outbreak as one of the five worst plagues of. She reviews books for The New York Times and Bookforum. In Goldberg published a second novel, Wickett's Remedy, which is set during the influenza epidemic.

In she said she was working on a third novel, to be titled The False Friend, due in It describes a woman whose memory is jogged, causing her to revisit a tragic event.

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Q: Wickett’s Remedy is such a departure from your first published novel, Bee howtogetridofbadbreath.club sparked your interest in the influenza epidemic of. A: About five years ago, I came across a newspaper article that listed the five most deadly plagues of all time and the flu epidemic was one of them.

Oct 05,  · I love to collect and read books and write about them. The reviews here are strictly my own personal thoughts, I do not blog for profit, or anything like that. I mostly wanna use this blog as a way to catalogue what I read, and if what I write about a particular book inspires you to maybe pick up a book, so much the better.

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