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The Resource Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg, (electronic resource)

Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg, (electronic resource)

Label
Open house : a novel
Title
Open house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Berg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Samantha is abandoned by her husband in the opening pages of this three-handkerchief special, and the resultant tremors keep her off-balance for most of the novel. There are practical problems aplenty, of course, including a shortage of money and an 11-year-old son to raise. But Sam's sense of emotional bereavement is far worse, despite the fact that her husband had been giving her the conjugal cold shoulder for years. The loneliness in her "as constant and as irrefutable" as circulating blood, Sam begins to rebuild her life. She finds a job and takes in a couple of boarders to help meet her mortgage payments--one of them, a depressed student named Lavender Blue, informs her that "life was nothing but one major disappointment after the other"--The sort of homily that Sam is understandably reluctant to hear these days. She also starts dating, with disastrous results. Yet this comically kvetching heroine does manage to find love in the ruins. It's hard not to believe that she's much better off ... seems just right--the light at the end of the post-matrimonial tunnel
Summary
Samantha's husband has left her, and after a spending spree, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her son. Sam takes in boarders to make her mortgage payments while she tries to figure out what to do with her life and comes to realize that only she has the keys to her own happiness
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
015249
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E6996
LC item number
O64 2000eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorced women
  • Single mothers
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375505874
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Note
EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8bd8eb2d-fc01-4454-b287-ada0d1397d1d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 932647
  • (OCoLC)ocm294775518
  • 4545-93160
  • (OCoLC)294775518
  • (OCoLC)ocn294775518
  • (OUa)vtls000880819
  • 932647
Label
Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375505874
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Note
EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8bd8eb2d-fc01-4454-b287-ada0d1397d1d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 932647
  • (OCoLC)ocm294775518
  • 4545-93160
  • (OCoLC)294775518
  • (OCoLC)ocn294775518
  • (OUa)vtls000880819
  • 932647

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