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The Resource Dune road : a novel, Jane Green

Dune road : a novel, Jane Green

Label
Dune road : a novel
Title
Dune road
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Green
Title variation
Girl Friday
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the beach community of a tony Connecticut town, our heroine is a single mom who works for a famous--and famously reclusive--novelist. When she stumbles on a secret that the great man has kept hidden for years, she knows that there are plenty of women in town who would love to get their hands on it--including some who fancy the writer for themselves
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Review
  • If the financial crisis hit Desperate Housewives' Wisteria Lane, the result would be Green's (The Beach House ) latest novel. After a meandering initial 100 pages, the plot involving a group of fortyish girlfriends finally takes shape. Each of the three friends finds herself in the middle of her own soap opera: Kit's newly discovered half sister is sneaking around with her ex-husband, Charlie's silver spoon is yanked from her mouth when her banker husband loses his job, and Tracy's abusive first husband threatens to reveal her past to her friends. Life in the bedroom community of Highfield, CT, can't escape the chaos that the Wall Street crash inflicts. When the town's local celebrity—an infamous and reclusive author—opens his Dune Road home for a party, the drama of these residents is suddenly out there for all to see. VERDICT Whether you care about these characters or not is irrelevant in this quick, easy beach read. Green's name on the cover will be enough to attract interest. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/09.]—Anika Fajardo, St. Catherine Univ. Lib., St. Paul, MN --Anika Fajardo (Reviewed June 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 11, p59)
  • British author Green (The Beach House, 2008, etc.) has moved from England to Connecticut, and her novel's heroines have fallen suit.Exit the chippy London career girl looking for love and a sample sale, enter the New England mother questioning whether there is a bit more to life than the requisite diamond-stud earrings and showcase country house. This is what Kit wondered before she divorced Adam, but now two years later, she is finally fulfilled. The mansion, and the prestige of being married to one of Wall Street's players, is gone. Still, in Highfield (think Greenwich), the mansion has been replaced with a charming house a few blocks from Main Street, and she now has an eccentric and perfectly indispensable new neighbor in octogenarian Edie. Best yet, she has a great job as personal assistant to Robert McClore (think Tom Clancy). The kids have adjusted, her friends Charlie and Tracy are lovely. In fact, everything is terrific. Until it isn't. There are clouds on the horizon: America's financial crisis is about to hit this community hard; Tracy begins to woo Robert (his first wife, a wild-child model, died in a boating accident—or was it?— in the swinging '70s); and Annabel, a British half-sister Kit has just found out about, shows up. Green's novel begins lightly and then shifts gears, producing a kind of thriller-lite effect. A few key players have some nasty intentions, and Kit has to sort it all out. Meanwhile, she is trying to decide if her new romantic interest (the dishy Steve, who is literally too good to be true) can compare with Adam, whom she is beginning to think she still loves. Green has some good fun with the shallow lifestyles of the ladies who lunch, and by the end the greedy are punished and the good (that would be Kit) prevail. The competing styles—chatty friendships, shopping, middle-aged enlightenment and crime/suspense—make for a disjointed read. (Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
308029
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Jane
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6057.R3443
LC item number
D86 2009b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Novelists
  • Secrecy
  • Connecticut
Target audience
adult
Label
Dune road : a novel, Jane Green
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780670020867
Lccn
2009013307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 276819719
  • (OCoLC)276819719
Label
Dune road : a novel, Jane Green
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780670020867
Lccn
2009013307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 276819719
  • (OCoLC)276819719

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