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The Resource Swell, Jill Eisenstadt

Swell, Jill Eisenstadt

Label
Swell
Title
Swell
Statement of responsibility
Jill Eisenstadt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thirty years after From Rockaway ("A great first novel"--Harper's Bazaar), Jill Eisenstadt returns with a darkly funny new work of fiction that exposes a city and a family at their most vulnerable. When Sue Glassman's family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue's father-in-law, Sy, buys the family--Sue, Dan, and their two daughters--a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans' cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. On the weekend of Sue's conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim--formerly Timmy (see From Rockaway), a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic--who feels, for reasons even he can't explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans. The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose's return swells to operatic heights in a novel that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty"--
Summary
The Glassman family believe they've found refuge from post 9-11 Manhattan at their new home in Rockaway, Queens—until 90-year-old unconvicted murderer Rose, fresh from escaping an assisted-living facility, appears to reclaim their beach house as hers
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Writing style
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565206
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenstadt, Jill
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Families
  • Conversion
  • Haunted houses
  • Runaway women
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Swell, Jill Eisenstadt
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
ocn960278775
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780316316903
Lccn
2017009952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960278775
Label
Swell, Jill Eisenstadt
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
ocn960278775
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780316316903
Lccn
2017009952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960278775

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