The Resource Today will be different : a novel, Maria Semple

Today will be different : a novel, Maria Semple

Label
Today will be different : a novel
Title
Today will be different
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maria Semple
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office -- but not Eleanor -- that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret. A hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living
Summary
Initiating small changes that she hopes will reverse negative patterns in her life, Eleanor Flood is derailed by her family members' unethical practices before an encounter with a former colleague triggers dramas that reveal a buried secret
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523663
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semple, Maria
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.E4754
LC item number
T6339 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Animators
  • Family secrets
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Animators
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and sons
  • Washington (State)
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
general
Label
Today will be different : a novel, Maria Semple
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
ocn935195821
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316403436
Lccn
2016941646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)935195821
Label
Today will be different : a novel, Maria Semple
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
ocn935195821
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316403436
Lccn
2016941646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)935195821

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