The Resource Under the influence, Joyce Maynard

Under the influence, Joyce Maynard

Label
Under the influence
Title
Under the influence
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Maynard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning--and the true price--of friendship. Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He's drifting away from her, fast. When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties.Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends' fireworks. To Swift and Ava, he's boring. But even worse than that, he's unimpressed by them. As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands' influence--running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with Elliott--Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due. Ollie witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son, and the daughter of the Havillands' housekeeper. With her young son's future in the balance, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything"--
Summary
Struggling to make ends meet after alcoholism costs her her marriage and custody of her young son, photographer Helen slowly rebuilds her life before falling into the circle of a philanthropist couple whose help exacts a terrible price
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10464859
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maynard, Joyce
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Alcoholism
  • Interpersonal relations
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Suspense
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the influence, Joyce Maynard
Instantiates
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
ocn928238941
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780062257642
Isbn Type
(hradcover)
Lccn
2015041171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928238941
Label
Under the influence, Joyce Maynard
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
ocn928238941
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780062257642
Isbn Type
(hradcover)
Lccn
2015041171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928238941

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