Jess MacGuire, an otherwise "good Catholic girl," invites an older man into her home while her family is away on vacation. Unaware that he has his own agenda, she makes it too comfortable for him to leave. Comic in spirit, but serious at heart, GOING AWAY PARTY stars a girl who is almost a woman and a man who has just lost his wife. Together they find an unexpected bond, wit battling wisdom in spiralling interplay. This is a believable, hilarious encounter that no reader will forget. Destine for your list of favorites, Laura Pedersen is an author of exceptional humor and good taste.