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The Resource Be Frank with me, Julia Claiborne Johnson

Be Frank with me, Julia Claiborne Johnson

Label
Be Frank with me
Title
Be Frank with me
Statement of responsibility
Julia Claiborne Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reclusive literary legend M.M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies -- with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane. When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away -- as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders. As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank's father is, how his gorgeous "piano teacher and itinerant male role model" Xander fits into the Banning family equation -- and whether Mimi will ever finish that book
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Summary
Reluctantly hired into the home of a famed reclusive writer who would recapture her lost fortunes by completing a new manuscript, Alice Whitley becomes obsessed with identifying the paternity of her employer's precocious young son
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10460352
Cataloging source
TRACS
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Johnson, Julia Claiborne
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O3572
LC item number
B4 2016b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Authors
  • Recluses
  • Mothers and sons
  • Recluses as authors
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Bel Air (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Authors
  • Mothers and sons
  • Recluses
  • Recluses as authors
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Be Frank with me, Julia Claiborne Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928959566
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
436 pages (larger print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062440310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)928959566
Label
Be Frank with me, Julia Claiborne Johnson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn928959566
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
436 pages (larger print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062440310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)928959566

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