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The Resource You me everything, Catherine Isaac

You me everything, Catherine Isaac

Label
You me everything
Title
You me everything
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Isaac
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding every bit of joy in life no matter what's thrown at us. Sick of his lies, cheating ways, and complete lack of interest in fatherhood, Jessica left her boyfriend, Adam, only months after she gave birth to their son--and never looked back. Adam moved to France to follow his dream, unencumbered by a serious relationship and the child he never wanted. Ten years later, Susan, Jess's mother, lies in a nursing home, battling a debilitating disease. Susan forces Jess to recognize what she's always refused to acknowledge: that William needs his father in his life. So, Jess and ten-year-old William set off to spend the summer at Chateau de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne, where Adam runs a beautiful hotel. There, Jess has a mission: to make Adam fall in love with his own son. By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman's fierce determination to grab hold of the family she has, and a romantic story about finding love even under the most unexpected circumstances"--
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Review
  • This U.S. debut from British author Isaac (a pseudonym for Jane Costello) starts out as a seemingly straightforward summer romance in the idyllic French countryside. Behind the descriptions of the food, cicadas, smell of thyme, and heat is a developing love triangle as Jess finds hints of romance with a fellow British vacationer and also with her irresponsible ex-boyfriend Adam, who is the father of their ten-year-old son William. Another story unfolds as the ominous rumblings of Jess's mother's illness is revealed to be Huntington's disease, a hereditary and degenerative disorder. The stakes are high for any single parent trying to get the other parent involved, but with the threat of a fatal disease hanging over Jess, the situation is desperate. She is still very much attracted to Adam, who obviously loves his son but doesn't want to be tied down. VERDICT With the background of Huntington's disease, this novel draws comparisons to Lisa Genova's Inside the O'Briens. Both heart-wrenching and romantic, this is a solid choice for book groups that appreciate stories of everyday people with ordinary failings who overcome adversity. --Jan Marry (Reviewed 04/15/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 7, p62)
  • Jess finally calls it quits with her unfaithful boyfriend, Adam, when he fails to show up for the birth of their son. But 10 years later, she wonders. Maybe her son needs to know his father after all. Working as a creative writing instructor at a local sixth-form college, Jess has been raising William on her own. Her parents adore William, who worships his grandfather, and Jess vehemently disavows any suggestion that William might need more than the occasional visit from Adam. After all, Adam always said he didn't want children, and his inappropriate presents—baby toys for a 5-year-old and an enormous bike for an 8-year-old—just underline how little he knows his son. But when Jess' mother falls terminally ill and tells her it's her dying wish that William get to know his father, Jess relents and packs up their Citroën for the 825 mile road trip to Dordogne, France. Ensconced for the summer at Château de Roussignol, a grand castle that Adam has restored into a glamorous resort, Jess sets about orchestrating a relationship between Adam and William. Despite the glorious environment, her task is filled with obstacles, including Simone, the latest in Adam's string of young girlfriends; death-defying day trips; and Adam's own evasiveness. Isaac—a new pseudonym for author Jane Costello (The Time of Our Lives, 2017, etc.)—skillfully captures Jess' oscillating emotions: Determined to make Adam love William, she's also still angry at him for emotionally abandoning them, a bit wistful about being left out of their budding relationship, and on her guard against falling in love again with Adam herself. Yet behind her hopes that Adam will become a real father to his son, Jess has a much more important motive for finding Adam—one that may spell life or death. A witty, light romance from a welcome new voice. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2018)
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10657915
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1974-
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Isaac, Catherine
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.O847
LC item number
Y68 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Single mothers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Huntington's disease
  • Hotelkeepers
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
You me everything, Catherine Isaac
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel."
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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
358 pages
Isbn
9780735224537
Lccn
2018013371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1001455994
  • (OCoLC)1001455994
Label
You me everything, Catherine Isaac
Publication
Note
"A novel."
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
358 pages
Isbn
9780735224537
Lccn
2018013371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1001455994
  • (OCoLC)1001455994

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