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The Resource Man at the helm : a novel, Nina Stibbe

Man at the helm : a novel, Nina Stibbe

Label
Man at the helm : a novel
Title
Man at the helm
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nina Stibbe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born into a posh family, ten-year old Lizzie Vogel has lived a charmed life thus far, with a big sister who knows everything, a cute baby brother, and a full-time housekeeper who bakes jam tarts. But when, in 1970, Lizzie's father abandons her mother and packs his ex-family off to the tiny village of Flatstone, life for the Vogels veers catastrophically off-course. The new neighbors disapprove of divorcees and fatherless children, and Lizzie's theatrical mother provides constant grist for the gossip mill, letting the laundry pile up like Mount Sinai and spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills and writing plays about how sad she is. Before long the family is shunned by village society. Deciding that only a "man at the helm" will restore order to their household, Lizzie and her sister take it upon themselves to secure a new husband for their mother. As the two girls make their way down a list of candidates that includes a charming con-artist, an idiotic vicar, and several married men, Lizzie confronts the downright craziness of grown-up love and learns that sometimes a family needs to veer catastrophically off-course in order to find true happiness"--
Member of
Summary
When her charmed life is shattered by her father's abandonment, young Lizzie is forced to move to a gossipy, disapproving village where her sister and she resolve to find a new man for their dysfunctional mother
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10406096
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stibbe, Nina
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Man at the helm novels (Nina Stibbe)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Divorced women
  • Village communities
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Leicestershire (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Man at the helm : a novel, Nina Stibbe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014"--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
1066058
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780316286671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014020467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316286671
  • (OCoLC)885092603
Label
Man at the helm : a novel, Nina Stibbe
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by the Penguin Group, August 2014"--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
1066058
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780316286671
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014020467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316286671
  • (OCoLC)885092603

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