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The Resource The Story Hour

The Story Hour

Label
The Story Hour
Title
The Story Hour
Statement of responsibility
Thrity Umrigar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the critically beloved, bestselling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us, whom the New York Times Book Review calls a "perceptive and . . . piercing writer," comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a domineering man who limits her world to their small restaurant and grocery store.Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn't need a shrink; she needs a friend. Determined to empower Lakshmi as a woman who feels valued in her own right, Maggie abandons protocol, and soon doctor and patient have become close friends.But while their relationship is deeply affectionate, it is also warped by conflicting expectations. When Maggie and Lakshmi open up and share long-buried secrets, the revelations will jeopardize their close bond, shake their faith in each other, and force them to confront painful choices
Summary
"From Thrity Umrigar, the critically beloved, best-selling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about the beauty of forgiveness"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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10326400
Cataloging source
DLC
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Umrigar, Thrity
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Story Hour
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7ca23e84-ab12-4d11-ac83-abdd4baecba2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062259325
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Story Hour
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7ca23e84-ab12-4d11-ac83-abdd4baecba2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062259325
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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