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The Resource Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel

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Like family
Title
Like family
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Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A--maid, nanny, and confidante--becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice--from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family. Highlighting the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time with remarkable precision and lyricism, Paolo Giordano gives us a meditation on life, death, and the relationships we build in between. Like Family is not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary."--
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Summary
The delicate fabric of a young family unravels when a beloved maid who has become the glue in their household falls ill and reveals poignant incidents from her past, including a tragically short marriage. By the best-selling author of<i>The Solitude of Prime Numbers</i>
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10458583
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1982-
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Giordano, Paolo
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
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Appel, Anne Milano
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True
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  • Married people
  • Women household employees
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Widows
  • Household employees
  • Lungs
  • Household employees
  • Lungs
  • Married people
  • Widows
  • Women household employees
Target audience
adult
Label
Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
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  • "Pamela Dorman Books."
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in Italian as 'Il Nero e l'argento' by Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn925785405
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780525428763
Lccn
2015040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)925785405
Label
Like family, Paolo Giordano ; English translation by Anne Milano Appel
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Pamela Dorman Books."
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in Italian as 'Il Nero e l'argento' by Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino"--Title page verso
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
ocn925785405
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780525428763
Lccn
2015040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)925785405

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