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The Resource Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg

Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg

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
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E6996
LC item number
O64 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorced women
  • Single mothers
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg
Link
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
120623
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780965013529
Lccn
99054258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 120623
  • (OCoLC)42752706
  • (OCoLC)42752706
Label
Open house : a novel, Elizabeth Berg
Link
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
120623
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780965013529
Lccn
99054258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 120623
  • (OCoLC)42752706
  • (OCoLC)42752706

Library Locations

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