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The Resource People who knew me : a novel, Kim Hooper

People who knew me : a novel, Kim Hooper

Label
People who knew me : a novel
Title
People who knew me
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kim Hooper
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loves passionately, she is building the life she always wanted. But when her mother-in-law becomes chronically ill, enormous stress threatens her marriage. Emily watches helplessly as the devotion Drew once showed her is transferred to his ailing mother. When she's thrust into an enforced caretaker role, it's too much to bear. Emily starts spending more and more time at work. That's when she falls in love with her boss. That's when she gets pregnant. Resolved to tell her husband of the affair and to leave him for the father of her child, Emily's plans are thwarted when the world is suddenly split open. It's 9/11 and her lover is just one of the thousands of people who have been killed in the towers. It's amid terrible tragedy that she finds her freedom, as she leaves New York City to start a new life. It's not easy, but Emily--now Connie--forges a new happily-ever-after in California. But when a life-threatening diagnosis upends Connie's life, she is forced to confront her past for the good of her thirteen-year-old daughter. A riveting debut in which a woman must confront her own past in order to secure the future of her daughter, People Who Knew Me asks readers-what would you do? "--
Summary
Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loves passionately, she is building the life she always wanted. That is, until her husband's business fails and her mother-in-law becomes chronically ill, causing cracks to appear in her marriage. To cope, Emily throws herself into her work. That's when she falls in love with her boss. That's when she gets pregnant. Just as Emily is finally ready to make the choice between the two men, 9/11 splits the world apart. Amid this terrible tragedy, Emily sees an opportunity to remake herself. But fourteen years later, a life-threatening diagnosis forces her to deal with the legacy of what she left behind. Told in alternating time periods, People Who Knew Me is about a woman who must confront the past in order to secure the future.
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484426
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DLC
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Hooper, Kim
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women
  • Life change events
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • California
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Life change events
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • California
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
People who knew me : a novel, Kim Hooper
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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
ocn907965885
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781250077981
Lccn
2015050146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907965885
Label
People who knew me : a novel, Kim Hooper
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
ocn907965885
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781250077981
Lccn
2015050146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907965885

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