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The Resource The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl

Label
The Birthday Girl
Title
The Birthday Girl
Statement of responsibility
Melissa de la Cruz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women's wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside—Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn’t the first birthday celebration that hasn't gone as planned. There’s a certain sixteenth birthday that she’s tried hard to forget. But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie’s secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert—where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night. Beautifully paced and full of surprises, The Birthday Girl is an enthralling tale of a life lived in shadow, and its unavoidable consequences
Summary
When all of her secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous 40th birthday party, Ellie de Florent-Stinson, a woman greatly envied by all who know her, watches as the beautiful façade of her life crumbles in one eventful night
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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10795261
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
de la Cruz, Melissa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Birthday Girl
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_649077
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781524743796
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Birthday Girl
Control code
BORROWBOX:PGC_649077
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781524743796
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
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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