The Resource Laura & Emma : a novel, Kate Greathead

Laura & Emma : a novel, Kate Greathead

Label
Laura & Emma : a novel
Title
Laura & Emma
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Greathead
Title variation
Laura and Emma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A tender, witty debut novel about a single mother raising her daughter among the upper crust of New York City society in the late twentieth century from a nine-time Moth StorySLAM champion. Laura hails from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, born into old money, drifting aimlessly into her early thirties. One weekend in 1981 she meets Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she's pregnant. Enter: Emma. Despite her progressive values, Laura raises Emma by herself in the same blue-blood world of private schools and summer homes she grew up in, buoyed by a host of indelible characters, including her eccentric mother, who informs her society friends and Emma herself that she was fathered by a Swedish sperm donor; her brother, whose childhood stutter reappears in the presence of their forbidding father; an exceptionally kind male pediatrician; and her overbearing best friend, whose life has followed the Park Avenue script in every way except for childbearing. Meanwhile, the apple falls far from the tree with Emma, who begins to question her environment in a way her mother never could. Told in vignettes that mine the profound from the mundane, with meditations on everything from sex and death to insomnia and the catharsis of crying on the subway, a textured portrait emerges of a woman struggling to understand herself, her daughter, and the changing landscape of New York City in the eighties and nineties. Laura & Emma is an acutely insightful exploration of class and family warfare from a new author whose offbeat sensibility, understated wit, and stylish prose celebrate the comedy and pathos that make us human"--
Summary
Conceiving a child during a weekend fling, a 30-something product of progressive Manhattan old money raises her daughter in the same blue-blood world of her own upbringing before her daughter begins to question their environment in ways she never could herself
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624022
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greathead, Kate
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realization in women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Single mothers
  • Families
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Self-realization in women
  • Single mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
Laura & Emma : a novel, Kate Greathead
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
ocn989963711
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781501156601
Lccn
2017027550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963711
Label
Laura & Emma : a novel, Kate Greathead
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
ocn989963711
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781501156601
Lccn
2017027550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)989963711

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