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The Resource Pretend we are lovely : a novel, by Noley Reid

Pretend we are lovely : a novel, by Noley Reid

Label
Pretend we are lovely : a novel
Title
Pretend we are lovely
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Noley Reid
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the summer of 1982 in Blacksburg, Virginia--seven years after the suspicious death of a son and sibling--and the Sobel family is hungry. Francie dresses in tennis skirts and ankle socks and weighs her grams of allotted carrots and iceberg lettuce. Her semi-estranged husband Tate prefers a packed fridge and hidden doughnuts. Daughters Enid, ten, and Vivvy, almost thirteen, are subtler versions of their parents, measuring their summer vacation by meals had or meals skipped. But at summer's end, secrets both old and new emerge and Francie disappears, leaving the family teetering on the brink. Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, Pretend We Are Lovely is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit. At its core is the ever-complicated and deeply-devoted bond of sisterhood as the girls, left mostly to their own devices, must navigate their way through middle school, find comfort in each other, and learn the difference between food and nourishment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reid, Noley
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.E5453 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Forgiveness
Label
Pretend we are lovely : a novel, by Noley Reid
Instantiates
Publication
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
19543946
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781941040669
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016056391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Pretend we are lovely : a novel, by Noley Reid
Publication
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
19543946
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781941040669
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016056391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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