The Resource A house among the trees, Julia Glass

A house among the trees, Julia Glass

Label
A house among the trees
Title
A house among the trees
Statement of responsibility
Julia Glass
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie. When the actor arrives for the visit he had previously arranged with the man he is to portray, he and Tommy are compelled to look more closely at Morty's past and the consequences of the choices they now face, both separately and together. Morty, as it turns out, made a confession to Greene that undermines much of what Tommy believed she knew about her boss--and about herself. As she contemplates a future without him, her unlikely alliance with Greene--and the loyalty they share toward the man whose legacy they hold in their hands--will lead to surprising upheavals in their wider relationships, their careers, and even their search for love.--Provided by Publisher
Summary
When a revered children's book author dies accidentally and leaves everything to his trusted assistant, the assistant reflects on their long bond and the complicated aspects of her late employer's life and final wishes
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565213
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glass, Julia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Self-realization
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Self-realization
Target audience
adult
Label
A house among the trees, Julia Glass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn959536257
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781101870365
Lccn
2016043794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959536257
Label
A house among the trees, Julia Glass
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn959536257
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781101870365
Lccn
2016043794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959536257

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