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The Resource Beauty and attention : a novel, Liz rosenberg

Beauty and attention : a novel, Liz rosenberg

Label
Beauty and attention : a novel
Title
Beauty and attention
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Liz rosenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don't work. Her father has died, leaving her without parents, and her well-meaning friends are pressuring her to do what any sensible single girl must do: marry a passionate, persistent hometown suitor with a promising future. Yet Libby boldly defies conventional wisdom and plans to delay marriage--to anyone--by departing for her uncle's Belfast estate. In Ireland, Libby seeks not only the comfort of family but also greater opportunities than seem possible during the stifling McCarthy era at home. Across the Atlantic, Libby finds common ground with her brilliant, invalid cousin, Lazarus, then puts her trust in a sophisticated older woman who seems to be everything she hopes to become. Fraught with betrayal and long-kept secrets, as well as sudden wealth and unexpected love, Libby's journey toward independence takes turns she never could have predicted--and calls on courage and strength she never knew she had
Summary
For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don't work. Her father has died, leaving her without parents, and her well-meaning friends are pressuring her to do what any sensible single girl must do: marry a passionate, persistent hometown suitor with a promising future. Yet Libby boldly defies conventional wisdom and plans to delay marriage--to anyone--by departing for her uncle's Belfast estate. In Ireland, Libby seeks not only the comfort of family but also greater opportunities than seem possible during the stifling McCarthy era at home. Across the Atlantic, Libby finds common ground with her brilliant, invalid cousin, Lazarus, then puts her trust in a sophisticated older woman who seems to be everything she hopes to become. Fraught with betrayal and long-kept secrets, as well as sudden wealth and unexpected love, Libby's journey toward independence takes turns she never could have predicted--and calls on courage and strength she never knew shehad
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10545085
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Rosenberg, Liz
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Nineteen fifties
  • Secrecy
  • Families
  • Americans
  • Female friendship
  • Young women
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Beauty and attention : a novel, Liz rosenberg
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
ocn950958220
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781503940635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950958220
Label
Beauty and attention : a novel, Liz rosenberg
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
ocn950958220
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9781503940635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950958220

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