The Resource The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz

The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz

Label
The birthday girl
Title
The birthday girl
Statement of responsibility
Melissa de la Cruz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women's wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside--Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn't the first birthday celebration that hasn't gone as planned. There's a certain sixteenth birthday that she's tried hard to forget. But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie's secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert--where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night. Beautifully paced and full of surprises, The Birthday Girl is an enthralling tale of a life lived in shadow, and its unavoidable consequences.--
Summary
When all of her secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous 40th birthday party, Ellie de Florent-Stinson, a woman greatly envied by all who know her, watches as the beautiful façade of her life crumbles in one eventful night
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10795261
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De la Cruz, Melissa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Birthdays
  • Ambition
  • Life change events
  • Marital conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz
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
on1065953200
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781524743772
Lccn
2019010919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065953200
Label
The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz
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
on1065953200
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781524743772
Lccn
2019010919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1065953200

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