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About the Book

The Fixer Upper

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.

THE FIXER UPPER © Copyright 2011 by Mary Kay Andrews.
Reprinted with permission by Harper Paperbacks. All rights

The Fixer Upper
by Mary Kay Andrews

  • Publication Date: June 23, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0060837381
  • ISBN-13: 9780060837389