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The Resource The Woman Upstairs

The Woman Upstairs

Label
The Woman Upstairs
Title
The Woman Upstairs
Statement of responsibility
Claire Messud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this New York Times bestselling novel is the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and abandoned by a desire for a world beyond her own.Nora Eldridge is a reliable, but unremarkable, friend and neighbor, always on the fringe of other people's achievements. But the arrival of the Shahid family—dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar, glamorous Sirena, an Italian artist, and their son, Reza—draws her into a complex and exciting new world. Nora's happiness pushes her beyond her boundaries, until Sirena's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • A Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year • A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book • A Huffington Post Best BookA Boston GlobeBest Book of the Year • A Kirkus Best Fiction BookA Goodreads Best Book
Summary
Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
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10171847
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Messud, Claire
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Woman Upstairs
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307962409
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Woman Upstairs
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307962409
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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