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The Resource Back when we were grownups : a novel, by Anne Tyler, (electronic resource)

Back when we were grownups : a novel, by Anne Tyler, (electronic resource)

Label
Back when we were grownups : a novel
Title
Back when we were grownups
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Tyler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 divorcé 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 unawares 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
Beck Davitch looks back on her thirty-year marriage to Joe and her role as a mother and manager of the Open Arms, wondering if she is living the life she was meant to live and reconsidering her dedication to the family business.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
007383
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
B33 2001eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Back when we were grownups : a novel, by Anne Tyler, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375413490
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Note
  • EBOOK
  • EUNEDITEDBOOKSET18
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
05fe33e7-d071-474f-badf-10d451b7fbb9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduciton.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1022513
  • (OCoLC)ocm233577187
  • 4559-34660
  • (OCoLC)233577187
  • (OCoLC)ocn233577187
  • (OUa)vtls000895810
  • 1022513
Label
Back when we were grownups : a novel, by Anne Tyler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375413490
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Note
  • EBOOK
  • EUNEDITEDBOOKSET18
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
05fe33e7-d071-474f-badf-10d451b7fbb9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduciton.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1022513
  • (OCoLC)ocm233577187
  • 4559-34660
  • (OCoLC)233577187
  • (OCoLC)ocn233577187
  • (OUa)vtls000895810
  • 1022513

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