The Resource A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan

A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan

Label
A window opens : a novel
Title
A window opens
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Egan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice Pearse plays many roles (which she never refers to as "wearing many hats" and wishes you wouldn't, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor, and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in -- and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading, with its chain of chic literary lounges and dedication to beloved classics. The Holy Grail of working mothers -- an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life -- seems suddenly within reach. Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new "balancing act" (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. Gradually Alice realizes the question is not whether it's possible to have it all, but what does she -- Alice Pearce -- really want?
Summary
Torn between the frenetic responsibilities of her family life and obsessive media-trend goals, Elisabeth leaps at a professional opportunity only to be challenged by a family illness, her floundering marriage and unexpected changes at work.
Theme
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10434857
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Elisabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Work-life balance
  • Working mothers
  • Self-realization in women
  • Life change events
  • Career development
  • Career development
  • Working mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan
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
ocn896496121
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781501105432
Lccn
2014047742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025164778
System control number
(OCoLC)896496121
Label
A window opens : a novel, Elisabeth Egan
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
ocn896496121
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781501105432
Lccn
2014047742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025164778
System control number
(OCoLC)896496121

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