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Alternate Side

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Alternate Side
Title
Alternate Side
Statement of responsibility
Anna Quindlen
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Language
eng
Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Captures the angst and anxiety of modern life with . . . astute observations about interactions between the haves and have-nots, and the realities of life among the long-married."—USA TodayA provocative novel that explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miller's Valley and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband, Charlie, lead a charmed life—except when there's a crisis at work, a leak in the roof at home, or a problem with their twins at college. And why not? New York City was once Nora's dream destination, and her clannish dead-end block has become a safe harbor, a tranquil village amid the urban craziness. The owners watch one another's children grow up. They use the same handyman. They trade gossip and gripes, and they maneuver for the ultimate status symbol: a spot in the block's small parking lot. Then one morning, Nora returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city. The fault lines begin to open: on the block, at Nora's job, especially in her marriage. Praise for Alternate Side"[Anna] Quindlen's quietly precise evaluation of intertwined lives evinces a keen understanding of and appreciation for universal human frailties."—Booklist (starred review)"Exquisitely rendered . . . [Quindlen] is one of our most astute chroniclers of modern life. . . . [Alternate Side] has an almost documentary feel, a verisimilitude that's awfully hard to achieve."—The New York Times Book Review"An exceptional depiction of complex characters—particularly their weaknesses and uncertainties—and the intricacies of close relationships . . . Quindlen's provocative novel is a New York City drama of fractured marriages and uncomfortable class distinctions."—Publishers Weekly
Summary
Living in a quiet Manhattan brownstone that has become its own little community, Nora discovers her true self in the wake of a violent attack that exposes the racial, economic, martial and interpersonal tensions beneath her neighbors' facade of harmony
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10624062
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DLC
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Quindlen, Anna
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Alternate Side
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c2f35c2a-7996-45a1-82c6-4b8cbe7d91d6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780812996074
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Alternate Side
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c2f35c2a-7996-45a1-82c6-4b8cbe7d91d6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780812996074
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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