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The Resource Tempting fate, Jane Green, (text large print)

Tempting fate, Jane Green, (text large print)

Label
Tempting fate
Title
Tempting fate
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Jane Green
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters; they have built a lifeAnd why does she ever even look at the handsome guy, ten years younger, at the other end of the bar one night? As Gabby steps ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, things turn perilous. together. So why does forty-three-year-old Gabby feel like she has only three more minutes left of youth? Why do her friends so desperately try to hang on to their attractiveness?
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Review
  • New York Times bestselling author Green (Family Pictures) returns with the story of Gabby, a 43-year-old Englishwoman living in Connecticut with her husband, Elliott, and their two teenage daughters, Alana and Olivia. Ever since she left England and her unpredictable mother, Gabby has prided herself on being surrounded with tranquility, one of the defining characteristics of her happy and long-standing marriage. During a girl’s night out with her friends in New York City, she encounters an intriguing younger man, Matt, at a bar. Gabby is flattered by his unexpected attention, but reminds herself that “once tonight is over she will once again be a middle-aged suburban housewife, caught up in the pots and pans of life.” Afterward, Gabby tries to return to normalcy, feeling safe since Matt lives far away, in California, but her intentions soon fall by the wayside. Green skillfully depicts a woman trapped between contentment and temptation, crafting an insightful look into married life and middle age. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed December 9, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 49, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ In another complex story of a marriage, Green (Family Pictures ) introduces fortysomethings Gabby and Elliot, a couple apparently comfortable with each other and the status quo. The course of their lives changes in one night when Gabby goes out with her girlfriends. As her friends flirt and drink, Gabby tries to pass the time until she meets Matt, who is much younger than she and very handsome. The two hit it off, and as Gabby moves on from that night, she finds herself thinking about Matt. They start to exchange mildly flirtatious emails that turn more intense. Elliot has recently made a permanent decision that affects their marriage, and Gabby begins talking more to Matt than to her husband. VERDICT Green once more proves her skill at exploring the complexities of the human heart. This is a sure bet for her fans and new readers who enjoy well-written women's fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 9/16/13; 150,000-copy first printing; library marketing.]— Kristen Stewart, Pearland Lib., Brazoria Cty. Lib. Syst., TX --Kristen Stewart (Reviewed November 15, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 21, p82)
  • An affair threatens a woman's marriage, yet it also forges unexpected bonds that transcend the narrow definition of family. At 43, Gabby is certain the best years of her life are behind her. Eighteen years of marriage to Elliott, a highly successful gastroenterologist, have given her two lovely daughters and a secure future, but she's feeling anything but sexy. While her friends dress to the nines for a girls' night out, Gabby dresses simply, hoping to camouflage the more womanly curve of her hips. As her friends desperately chat up older men, Gabby finds herself drawn into a deeply flirtatious conversation with a gorgeous man 10 years her junior. Matt listens avidly to her thoughts, making her feel desirable and even beautiful. Soon, several martinis as well as the witching hour have passed. Although Gabby hasn't been literally unfaithful, as her friendship with Matt intensifies over the coming weeks, it is only a matter of time. Their one night of passion splashes cold water on Gabby's face: How could she risk her marriage and family for a fling with a man who may appreciate her but could never build a life with her? Her infidelity, however, can't stay hidden for long. The next year is fraught with anxieties and epiphanies, as her marriage falters and her daughters struggle to forgive her. Green (Family Pictures, 2013, etc.) charts a broad emotional terrain, ranging from frustration and desire to shame and resignation. Gabby's transgression may detonate a bomb in her personal life, yet out of the wreckage emerges a love more flexible, more tolerant and more inclusive. A Scarlet Letter for the 21st century.(Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2013)
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10277468
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Green, Jane
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6057.R3443
LC item number
T46 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • Empty nesters
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Tempting fate, Jane Green, (text large print)
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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
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
467 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466310
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 868642579
  • (OCoLC)868642579
Label
Tempting fate, Jane Green, (text large print)
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
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
467 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466310
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 868642579
  • (OCoLC)868642579

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