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The Resource Before Everything, Victoria Redel, (electronic resource)

Before Everything, Victoria Redel, (electronic resource)

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Before Everything
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Before Everything
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Victoria Redel
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eng
Summary
A group of lifetime friends gather together to confront life, love, and now mortality "Everything you want a novel about life, death, and friendship to be—smart, moving, sweeping, poetic, stinging, just beautiful. I loved these women (and their men) and this elegy to their long-reaching bonds." —Dani Shapiro, author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage Before Everything is a celebration of friendship and love between a group of women who have known each another since they were girls. They've faced everything together, from youthful sprees and scrapes to mid-life turning points. Now, as Anna, the group's trailblazer and brightest spark, enters hospice, they gather to do what they've always done—talk and laugh and help each other make choices and plans, this time in Anna's rural Massachusetts home. Helen, Anna's best friend and a celebrated painter, is about to remarry. The others face their own challenges—Caroline with her sister's mental health crisis; Molly with a teenage daughter's rebellion; Ming with her law practice—dilemmas with kids and work and love. Before Everything is as funny as it is bittersweet, as the friends revel in the hilarious mistakes they've seen each another through, the secrets kept, and adventures shared. But now all sense of time has shifted, and the pattern of their lives together takes on new meaning. The novel offers a brilliant, emotionally charged portrait, deftly conveying the sweep of time over everyday lives, and showing how even in difficult endings, gifts can unfold. Above all it is an ode to friendship, and to how one person shapes the journeys of those around her
Summary
A group of friends who have faced everything together since girlhood gather once more in the wake of their leader's terminal illness to support her and each other through such challenges as remarriage, a rebellious daughter, a sibling's mental health crisis and a career setback
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Redel, Victoria
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Before Everything, Victoria Redel, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780735222588
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c5547aaa-479a-4178-b634-0f0d1235472d
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Before Everything, Victoria Redel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735222588
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c5547aaa-479a-4178-b634-0f0d1235472d
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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