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The Resource How Could She

How Could She

Label
How Could She
Title
How Could She
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Mechling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I know these women; I am these women." --Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter"As wise and unforgiving as a nineteenth-century French novel." --Elif Batuman, author of The IdiotNamed a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Vulture and The MillionsAfter a devastating break-up with her fiancé, Geraldine is struggling to get her life back on track in Toronto. Her two old friends, Sunny and Rachel, left ages ago for New York, where they've landed good jobs, handsome husbands, and unfairly glamorous lives (or at least so it appears to Geraldine). Sick of watching from the sidelines, Geraldine decides to force the universe to give her the big break she knows she deserves, and moves to New York City. After she arrives, though, and zigzags her way through the downtown art scene and rooftop party circuit, she discovers how hard it is to find her footing in a world of influencers and media darlings. Plus, the magazine where Sunny and Rachel work is on the brink of folding. Rachel is struggling to juggle her life as a writer, wife, and new mother--how is it that she was more confident and successful at twenty-five than in her mid-thirties? And Sunny's life as a popular West Village tastemaker is not nearly as charmed as it seemed to Geraldine from Toronto. Perhaps worst of all, why are Sunny and Rachel--who've always been suspicious of each other--suddenly hanging out without Geraldine?Hilarious and fiercely observed, How Could She is a novel of female friendship, an insider's look into the cutthroat world of New York media--from print to podcasting--and a witty exploration of the ways we can and cannot escape our pasts. In Geraldine, Sunny, and Rachel, Mechling exposes how women can pragmatically manipulate one another in life and in love, and how the glamour, energy, and hope of New York City doesn't deliver for everyone, but sometimes, in the most unexpected and delightful moments, embraces those who have just the right amount of hope and delusion
Summary
An assured and savagely funny novel about three old friends as they navigate careers, husbands, an ex-fiancé, new suitors, and, most importantly, their relationships with one another
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Writing style
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10781493
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mechling, Lauren
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Comedy
Target audience
adult
Label
How Could She
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_632286
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525559399
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How Could She
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_632286
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525559399
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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