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The Resource Recipe for a perfect wife : a novel, Karma Brown

Recipe for a perfect wife : a novel, Karma Brown

Label
Recipe for a perfect wife : a novel
Title
Recipe for a perfect wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karma Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice Hale left a career in publicity to become a writer and follow her husband to the New York suburbs. Unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house, she is captivated by a vintage cookbook found buried in a box in the old home's basement, and by the cookbook's previous owner. As Alice cooks her way through 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch's past, she realizes that within the cookbook's pages are clues about Nellie's life-- including a unsent letters penned to her mother. Uncovering a more sinister side to Nellie's marriage, Alice begins to take control of her life-- and protect herself with a few secrets of her own. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
In a dual-narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home’s previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife, causing her to question the foundation of her relationship with her husband.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10831659
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Karma
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.B758536
LC item number
R43 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Housewives
  • Imagination
  • Patriarchy
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Cookbooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Recipe for a perfect wife : a novel, Karma Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Place of publication taken from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
322 pages
Isbn
9781524744939
Lccn
2019013020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1091293574
  • (OCoLC)1091293574
Label
Recipe for a perfect wife : a novel, Karma Brown
Publication
Note
Place of publication taken from publisher's website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
322 pages
Isbn
9781524744939
Lccn
2019013020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1091293574
  • (OCoLC)1091293574

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