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The delightful New York Times bestselling author returns with a hilarious novel about one woman's quest to redo an old house . . . and her life.
After her boss in a high-powered Washington public relations firm is caught in a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the old family place he recently inherited in Guthrie, Georgia. All it will take, he tells her, is a little paint and some TLC to turn the fading Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow.
But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise when she arrives in Guthrie. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol-pink dump with duct-taped windows and a driveway full of junk. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady, one of Dempsey's distant relations, who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever.
Furthermore, everyone in Guthrie seems to know Dempsey's business, from a smooth-talking real-estate agent to a cute lawyer who owns the local newspaper. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the pesky FBI agents who show up on Dempsey's doorstep, hoping to pry information about her ex-boss from her.
All Dempsey can do is roll up her sleeves and get to work. And before long, what started as a job of necessity somehow becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected--back home again.
Title: THE FIXER UPPER [SIGNED] A Novel
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Harper: 2009
ISBN Number: 0060837381
ISBN Number 13: 9780060837389
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 113844
Description: Hardcover in DJ with light edge wear, no tears or chips. Signed and Inscribed " For Maggie - At Pawleys Island! Mary Kay Andrews 7/24/09" otherwise no apparent marks or writing. No remainder mark, not price-clipped, no stickers other than Autographed Copy sticker on cover. First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Scan shows actual copy. ; Signed by Author