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The Resource The quality of life report : a novel, Meghan Daum ; foreword by Curtis Sittenfeld

The quality of life report : a novel, Meghan Daum ; foreword by Curtis Sittenfeld

Label
The quality of life report : a novel
Title
The quality of life report
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Meghan Daum ; foreword by Curtis Sittenfeld
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Contributor
Author
Writer of supplementary textual content
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meghan Daum's unforgettable debut novel brings her sharp wit and courageous social commentary to the story of Lucinda Trout, a New York television reporter in search of greener pastures. Moving to the slower- paced, friendly, and vastly more affordable Midwestern town of Prairie City, Lucinda zealously creates a series of televised reports for her New York audience about her newfound quality of life. But when Lucinda falls for eccentric local Mason Clay, her naïveté about the real world leads her down an unexpected path, where she encounters, among other things, a drafty old farmhouse filled with children, an ever-growing menagerie of farm animals, and the harshest winter the region has seen in twenty years. In other words, simplicity just isn't as simple as it is cracked up to be, and "quality of life," Lucinda learns, is much more complicated than she ever imagined
Summary
A lifestyle correspondent for a New York morning television program, Lucinda Trout is tired of reporting on thong underwear, so she heads to the Midwest. There she begins a series of dispatches called "The Quality of Life Report." The reports are intended to feed city slickers' appetites for anecdotes about a simpler life. But as Lucinda finds out, the heartland isn't quite the paradise it seems
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New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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072222
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
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1970-
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Daum, Meghan
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Sittenfeld, Curtis
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True
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  • Middle West
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Middle West
Target audience
adult
Label
The quality of life report : a novel, Meghan Daum ; foreword by Curtis Sittenfeld
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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
ocn960106573
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781477313008
Lccn
2016045443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960106573
Label
The quality of life report : a novel, Meghan Daum ; foreword by Curtis Sittenfeld
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
ocn960106573
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781477313008
Lccn
2016045443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960106573

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