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The Resource Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

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Like family
Title
Like family
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Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A--maid, nanny, and confidante--becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice--from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family. Highlighting the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time with remarkable precision and lyricism, Paolo Giordano gives us a meditation on life, death, and the relationships we build in between. Like Family is not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary"--
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DLC
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4907.I57
LC item number
N4713 2015
Literary form
novels
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Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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9780525428763.jpg
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  • "Pamela Dorman Books."
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in Italian as "Il Nero e l'argento" by /Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1615457
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780525428763
Lccn
2015040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1615457
  • (Sirsi) 1615457
  • (OCoLC)925785405
Label
Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
Link
9780525428763.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Pamela Dorman Books."
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in Italian as "Il Nero e l'argento" by /Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1615457
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780525428763
Lccn
2015040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1615457
  • (Sirsi) 1615457
  • (OCoLC)925785405

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