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The Resource Pretty little world : a novel, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino

Pretty little world : a novel, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino

Label
Pretty little world : a novel
Title
Pretty little world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a cozy street in Philadelphia, three neighboring families have become the best of friends. They can't imagine life without one another--until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea is born: What if they tear down the walls between their homes and live together under one roof? And so an experiment begins. Celia and Mark now have the space they need. But is this really what Celia's increasingly distant husband wants? Stephanie embraces the idea of one big, happy family, but has she considered how it may exacerbate the stark differences between her and her husband, Chris? While Hope always wanted a larger family with Leo, will caring for all the children really satisfy that need? Behind closed doors, they strive to preserve the closeness they treasure. But when boundaries are blurred, they are forced to question their choices ... and reimagine the true meaning of family."--Amazon.com
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Review
/* Starred Review */ Three families in neighboring row homes have become the best of friends. They spend evenings outside, letting their five children play on their cozy Philadelphia street, even putting up a cone to stop traffic from coming through. But when Celia, Mark, and their three children outgrow their row house and decide to sell it, Stephanie gets an idea. In an effort to give Celia and Mark the space they need and keep the families together, they decide to tear down the walls between their homes. A little rearranging and they’ll have a huge playroom, kitchen, and living space while keeping the upstairs areas separate. Celia and Mark are trepidatious at first, but a fluke illness changes their minds. What starts out as one big, happy family turns sour as secrets are kept, marital flaws are revealed, and boundaries are crossed. LaBan and DePino pen an engrossing work, rife with real familial and marital issues. Each family carries its own secrets, and the slow revelations will have readers thirsting for more in this realistic story, which is perfect for readers seeking character-driven drama in which not every ending is happy. This duo is one to watch. An excellent choice for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner. -- Holt, Erin (Reviewed 11/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 6, p24)
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10549598
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LaBan, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A248
LC item number
P74 2017
Literary form
fiction
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DePino, Melissa
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True
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  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Communal living
Label
Pretty little world : a novel, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino
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
2017296597
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781503941021
Lccn
2017296597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953440848
Label
Pretty little world : a novel, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino
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
2017296597
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781503941021
Lccn
2017296597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)953440848

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