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The Resource Seven days of us : a novel, Francesca Hornak

Seven days of us : a novel, Francesca Hornak

Label
Seven days of us : a novel
Title
Seven days of us
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Hornak
Title variation
7 days of us
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity--and even decent Wi-FI--and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive..."--
Summary
"A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity--and even decent Wi-FI--and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive..."--
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Character
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  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
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10575892
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PUL
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Hornak, Francesca
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Family secrets
  • Families
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Interpersonal relations
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Humorous
Target audience
adult
Label
Seven days of us : a novel, Francesca Hornak
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Subtitle from jacket
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
ocn970383839
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780451488756
Lccn
2017022801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970383839
Label
Seven days of us : a novel, Francesca Hornak
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from jacket
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
ocn970383839
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780451488756
Lccn
2017022801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970383839

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