Record Details

Catalog Search

The old place : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The old place : a novel / Bobby Finger.

Finger, Bobby, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593422342
  • ISBN: 0593422341
  • Physical Description: 325 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Billington, Texas, is a place where nothing changes. Well, almost nothing. For the first time in nearly four decades, Mary Alice Roth is not getting ready for the first day of school at Billington High. A few months into her retirement—or, district mandated exile as she calls it—Mary Alice does not know how to fill her days. The annual picnic is coming up, but that isn’t nearly enough since the menu never changes and she had the roles mentally assigned weeks ago. At least there’s Ellie, who stops by each morning for coffee and whose reemergence in Mary Alice’s life is the one thing soothing the sting of retirement. Mary Alice and Ellie were a pair since the day Ellie moved in next door. That they both were single mothers—Mary Alice widowed, Ellie divorced—with sons the same age was a pleasant coincidence, but they were forever linked when they lost the boys, one right after the other. Years later, the two are working their way back to a comfortable friendship. But when Mary Alice’s sister arrives on her doorstep with a staggering piece of news, it jeopardizes the careful shell she’s built around her life. The whole of her friendship with Ellie is put at risk, the fabric of a place as steadfast as Billington is questioned, and the unflappable, knotty fixture that is Mary Alice Roth might have to change after all."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Retirement > Fiction.
Teachers > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Genre: Pastoral fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Cass County.


  • 3 current holds with 14 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie F FIN 2022 (Text) 0002205409655 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/19/2022
Cass County Library-Bookmobile F FIN 2022 (Text) 0002205409648 Adult Fiction In process -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F FIN 2022 (Text) 0002205409663 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill F FIN 2022 (Text) 0002205409671 Adult Fiction Available -

Additional Resources