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The Resource Book club kit : Us, prepared by Santa Clara County Library, (kit)

Book club kit : Us, prepared by Santa Clara County Library, (kit)

Label
Book club kit : Us
Title
Book club kit
Title remainder
Us
Statement of responsibility
prepared by Santa Clara County Library
Title variation
Us
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together--and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date. and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn't be worse. Hoping to encourage her son's artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world's greatest works of art as a family, and she can't bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas's endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls's gifted hands, Douglas's odyssey brings Europe--from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafe's of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona--to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6114.I27
LC item number
U7 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nicholls, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nicholls, David
  • Middle-aged men
  • Husband and wife
  • Fathers and sons
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / General
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • England
Label
Book club kit : Us, prepared by Santa Clara County Library, (kit)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Provides materials to run a book discussion group
  • The book by David Nicholls
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 kit in a bag (12 books + 1 book discussion guide)
Isbn
9780062365583
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn878109391
  • (OCoLC)878109391
Label
Book club kit : Us, prepared by Santa Clara County Library, (kit)
Publication
Note
  • Provides materials to run a book discussion group
  • The book by David Nicholls
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 kit in a bag (12 books + 1 book discussion guide)
Isbn
9780062365583
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn878109391
  • (OCoLC)878109391

Library Locations

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