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Rich and pretty, Rumaan Alam

Label
Rich and pretty
Title
Rich and pretty
Statement of responsibility
Rumaan Alam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren beautiful, independent, and unpredictable is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies and is horrified by particular aspects of the other's life, topics of conversation they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes. Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they've been apart. Can two women who rarely see one other, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends? Is it their abiding connection or just force of habit that keeps them together? With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge
Summary
Forging a deep bond throughout their shared childhood, college years, first jobs and first loves, Sarah and Lauren experience secret envy and horror over aspects of each other's lives before the realities of their disparate responsibilities challenge them to retain their bond from increasingly distant perspectives
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492476
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alam, Rumaan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Rich people
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Female friendship
  • Rich people
Target audience
adult
Label
Rich and pretty, Rumaan Alam
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
ocn921864794
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780062429933
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921864794
Label
Rich and pretty, Rumaan Alam
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
ocn921864794
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780062429933
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921864794

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