One woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure in Elinor Lipman's latest novel, Good Riddance.
The synopsis says: "Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear.
The late June Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one - not always charitably. And was there some kind of short-hand code to be deciphered?
In a fit of decluttering, Daphne discards the yearbook when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody/ neighbour/ documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries - not to mention her own family's - take on a whole new urgency." Good Riddance is out in February 2019.