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The Resource Back when we were grownups : a novel, Anne Tyler

Back when we were grownups : a novel, Anne Tyler

Label
Back when we were grownups : a novel
Title
Back when we were grownups
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible new novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother. Is she an impostor in her own life? she asks herself. Is it indeed her own life? Or is it someone else's? On the surface, Beck, as she is known to the Davitch clan, is outgoing, joyous, a natural celebrator. Giving parties is, after all, her vocation--something she slipped into even before finishing college, when Joe Davitch spotted her at an engagement party in his family's crumbling nineteenth-century Baltimore row house, where giving parties was the family business. What caught his fancy was that she seemed to be having such a wonderful time. Soon this large-spirited older man, a divorce with three little girls, swept her into his orbit, and before she knew it she was embracing his extended family plus a child of their own, and hosting endless parties in the ornate, high-ceilinged rooms of The Open Arms. Now, some thirty years later, after presiding over a disastrous family picnic, Rebecca is caught un-awares by the question of who she really is. How she answers it--how she tries to recover her girlhood self, that dignified grownup she had once been--is the story told in this beguiling, funny, and deeply moving novel
Summary
Rebecca Davitch is a fifty-three-year-old grandmother who discovers that she has turned into the wrong person. She begins an exploration to find out who she really is
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
007383
Cataloging source
TXN
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Back when we were grownups : a novel, Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm265043206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780375412530
Lccn
00108810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)265043206
  • (Sirsi) a1357303
Label
Back when we were grownups : a novel, Anne Tyler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm265043206
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780375412530
Lccn
00108810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)265043206
  • (Sirsi) a1357303

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