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The Resource Limelight : a novel, Melody Carlson

Limelight : a novel, Melody Carlson

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Limelight : a novel
Title
Limelight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melody Carlson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Title
Limelight
Creator
Summary
Claudette, a former Hollywood beauty who is now an ill-fated widow, returns to her hometown and her estranged sister, and as she learns how to do tasks for herself and makes friends, Claudette begins to see her life in a new light
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Story line
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Review
Inspirational author Carlson, whose sales exceed 2.5 million copies, offers her fans a delightful tale of a beautiful starlet whose life in the limelight has long passed the curtain-call stage. Claudette Fioré, widow of the deceased famed director Gavin Fioré, loses her home after an accountant misappropriates the family fortune. Claudette, despondent with grief, attempts to kill herself and lands in a hospital, where she implores her gay stepson to rescue her. Once Claudette is released, she is forced to return to her mother's home and, through a comedy of errors, realizes her once glamorous lifestyle has left her bereft of any life skills. With only an estranged sister to turn to, Claudette begrudgingly pays sister Violet a call in the local retirement facility. Too bad they refuse to make amends; Claudette must suffer yet more indignities as she slowly learns that her sister has similarly suffered in her own way. Carlson's story line, though implausible, is full of keen, dry wit and will more than make up for the unlikely events. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 17, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 33, p44)
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DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
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Melody Carlson
Label
LimeLight
Publication
Overdrive ID
7a09de17-d677-4291-888c-f506078a97ae
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Short Desc
<p>Claudette Fior&eacute; used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone.<br><br>Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fior&eacute; questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it's too late to change.<br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
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<p>Claudette Fior&eacute; used to turn heads and break hearts. She relished the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle because she had what it takes: money, youth, fame, and above all, beauty. But age has withered that beauty, and a crooked accountant has taken her wealth, leaving the proud widow penniless and alone.<br><br>Armed with stubbornness and sarcasm, Claudette returns to her shabby little hometown and her estranged sister. Slowly, she makes friends. She begins to see her old life in a new light. For the first time, Claudette Fior&eacute; questions her own values and finds herself wondering if it's too late to change.<br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
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Popularity
62
Rating
3.2
Media Type
eBook
Control code
2009014683
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220469
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
378 p.
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9781601422569
Isbn
9781400070824
Lccn
2009014683
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