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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
Setting
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
I went into Today Will Be Different expecting the mockery of Seattle’s ridiculous idiosyncrasies What I got was different, but just as good. Eleanor is sympathetic and the story revolves around family conflicts and disappointments, as well as Eleanor’s awareness of the inevitability of aging and its effects on herself and marriage. Her relationships with those closest to her are also the ones with the most secrets, and with the potential for the most harm and the most hope. I’d recommend this to readers who love family-centric women’s fiction with a sharp eye for the quirks of marriage and parenting. -- Jessica Werner for LibraryReads
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
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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
935195821
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 (some 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
935195821
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 (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)935195821

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