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The Resource The doctor's daughter : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer

The doctor's daughter : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer

Label
The doctor's daughter : a novel
Title
The doctor's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hilma Wolitzer
Title variation
doctors daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One morning, Alice Brill awakes with a sudden awareness that something is wrong. There's a hollowness in her chest, and a sensation of dread that she can't identify or shake. Was it something she'd done, or forgotten to do? As she scours her mind for the source of her unease, she confronts an array of disturbing possibilities."
  • "First, there is her marriage, a once vibrant relationship that now languishes in stasis. Then there's her idle, misdirected younger son, who always needs bailing out of some difficulty. Or perhaps Alice's trepidation is caused by the loss of her career as an editor at a large publishing house, and the new path she's paved for herself as a freelance book doctor. Or it might be the real doctor in her life: her father. Formerly one of New York's top surgeons, he now lives in a nursing home, his mind gripped by dementia. And the Eden that was Alice's childhood - the material benefits and reflected glory of being a successful doctor's daughter, the romance of her parents' famously perfect marriage - makes her own domestic life seem fatally flawed."
  • "While struggling to find the root of her restlessness, Alice is buoyed by her discovery of a talented new writer, a man who works by day as a machinist in Michigan. Soon their interactions and feelings intensify, and Alice realizes that the mystery she's been trying to solve lies not in the present, as she had assumed, but in the past - and in the secrets of a marriage that was never as perfect as it appeared."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Alice Brill struggles to come to terms with the hidden truths of her life--her unrealized aspirations as a writer, her lackadaisical marriage, her troubled younger son, and her father, who is slipping into senility in a nursing home
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
139499
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolitzer, Hilma
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of physicians
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Parent and adult child
  • Adult children of ageing parents
Target audience
adult
Label
The doctor's daughter : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000027413955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780345485847
Lccn
2005048142
Label
The doctor's daughter : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer
Publication
Control code
000027413955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780345485847
Lccn
2005048142

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