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The Resource Rules for visiting, Jessica Francis Kane ; [illustrations by Edward Carey]

Rules for visiting, Jessica Francis Kane ; [illustrations by Edward Carey]

Label
Rules for visiting
Title
Rules for visiting
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Francis Kane ; [illustrations by Edward Carey]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel of May Attaway, a university gardener who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year. At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey. What might the world have had if, instead of waiting, Penelope had set out on an adventure of her own? Rules For Visiting is a woman's exploration of friendship in the digital age. Deeply alert to the nobility and the ridiculousness of ordinary people, May savors the pleasures along the way--afternoon ice cream with a long-lost friend, surprise postcards from an unexpected crush, and a moving encounter with ancient beauty. Though she gets a taste of viral online fame, May chooses to bypass her friends' perfectly cultivated online lives to instead meet them in their messy analog ones. Ultimately, May learns that a best friend is someone who knows your story--and she inspires us all to master the art of visiting
Summary
At forty, May Attaway is more at home with plants than people. Over the years, she's turned inward, finding pleasure in language, her work as a gardener, and keeping her neighbors at arm's length while keenly observing them. But when she is unexpectedly granted some leave from her job, May is inspired to reconnect with four once close friends. She knows they will never have a proper reunion, so she goes, one-by-one, to each of them. A student of the classics, May considers her journey a female Odyssey
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775917
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kane, Jessica Francis
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carey, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gardeners
  • Domestic fiction
  • Middle-aged women
  • Female friendship
  • Travel
  • Self-realization in women
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Rules for visiting, Jessica Francis Kane ; [illustrations by Edward Carey]
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065431400
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781783784646
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019025304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041762116
Label
Rules for visiting, Jessica Francis Kane ; [illustrations by Edward Carey]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065431400
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781783784646
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019025304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041762116

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