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The Resource A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan

A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan

Label
A window opens : a novel
Title
A window opens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Egan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Window Opens, Elisabeth Egan brings us Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as "wearing many hats" and wishes you wouldn't, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor, and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in--and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading, with its chain of chic literary lounges and dedication to beloved classics. The Holy Grail of working mothers--an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life--seems suddenly within reach. Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new "balancing act" (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. Fans of I Don't Know How She Does It, Where'd You Go Bernadette, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry will cheer as Alice realizes the question is not whether it's possible to have it all, but what does she--Alice Pearce--really want?"--
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DLC
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Egan, Elisabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
Label
A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2014047742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781501105432
Lccn
2014047742
Label
A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan
Publication
Control code
2014047742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781501105432
Lccn
2014047742

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