A Fine Time to Leave Me

TITLE: NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES

AUTHOR: THOMAS MCGUANE

PUBLISHER: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

THE BOTTOM LINE: The familiar splitsville novel is seen this time from the point of view of the undeserving male.

DIVORCE THESE DAYS IS OUR PARIS in the '20s, an adventure of alienation and unfamiliar cooking that we write novels about. Too many novels and too whiny the reader decides. The genre is one that is not petering out but should. Until then, an amiable and cheerfully unwhiny exception is Thomas McGuane's Nothing but Blue Skies. The author's hero is a fortyish Deadrock, Montana, ^ businessman named Frank Copenhaver, who...

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