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The Resource Before everything, Victoria Redel

Before everything, Victoria Redel

Label
Before everything
Title
Before everything
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Redel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A luminous and richly layered novel evoking The Big Chill--the story of a group of lifetime friends who gather together to confront life, love, and now, mortality Before Everything is a celebration of friendship and love between a group of women who have known one another since they were girls. They've faced everything together, from youthful sprees and scrapes to mid-life turning points. Now, as Anna, the group's trailblazer and brightest spark, enters hospice, they gather to do what they've always done--talk and laugh and help each other make choices and plans, this time in Anna's rural Massachusetts home. Helen, Anna's best friend and a celebrated painter, is about to remarry. The others face their own challenges--Caroline with her sister's mental health crisis; Molly with a teenage daughter's rebellion; Ming with her law practice--dilemmas with kids and work and love. Before Everything is as funny as it is bittersweet, as the friends revel in the hilarious mistakes they've seen one another through, the secrets kept and adventures shared. But now all sense of time has shifted, and the pattern of their lives together takes on new meaning. The novel offers a brilliant, emotionally charged portrait, deftly conveying the sweep of time over everyday lives, and showing how even in difficult endings, gifts can unfold. Above all it is an ode to friendship, and to how one person shapes the journeys of those around her"--
Summary
A group of friends who have faced everything together since girlhood gather once more in the wake of their leader's terminal illness to support her and each other through such challenges as remarriage, a rebellious daughter, a sibling's mental health crisis and a career setback
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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10565238
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DLC
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Redel, Victoria
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.E3443
LC item number
B44 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
Before everything, Victoria Redel
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780735222571
Lccn
2016056840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280663
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962352921
  • (OCoLC)ocn962352921
  • 548216
Label
Before everything, Victoria Redel
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780735222571
Lccn
2016056840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027280663
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962352921
  • (OCoLC)ocn962352921
  • 548216

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