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The fleeting years, Connie Monk

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The fleeting years
Title
The fleeting years
Statement of responsibility
Connie Monk
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The Fleeting Years is the story of Peter and Zina Marchand, joining them when they have been married some ten years and he is at the height of his career, a film star who is a household name both sides of the Atlantic. At the time of their marriage Zina had already started up the ladder of success as a solo violinist, but she gave up her career when she was expecting their twins, Fiona and Tom. Surely they are the perfect family; the future seems cloudless. But time doesn't stand still, children grow up, both ambitious for their own futures, lives change and Zina is tempted back to follow her own career. Nothing is as it was. It takes tragedy to clear their vision and make them realise what they had so nearly lost
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Review
Zina didn’t intend to marry a movie star, but her husband Peter’s talent took him from repertory theatre to the big screen, while she gave up her career as a violinist to raise their twins, Fiona and Tom. As the children grow up, Zina yearns for an outlet for her musical talent. When an opportunity to join a local ensemble arises, Peter’s jealousy erupts, illuminating the strain in their marriage. Forced to choose between self-fulfillment and a peaceful marriage, Zina decides to pursue a musical career, and her choice transforms their family in unexpected ways. And, unlike the stereotypical movie-star type, Peter is committed to his marriage, despite his misgivings about Zina’s burgeoning success. Though Monk (Full Circle, 2014) doesn’t directly mention the feminist movement of the 1950s and ’60s, Zina’s concurrent struggle between family and career reflects this transformative time. The second half of the novel takes a turn for the melodramatic, as Fiona tries to follow in her father’s footsteps. Monk’s thoughtful portrait of a marriage in crisis will appeal to readers who enjoy midcentury family sagas. -- Donohue, Nanette (Reviewed 05-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 17, p78)
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10433766
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VHOB
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Monk, Connie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women violinists
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Families
  • Married people
Target audience
adult
Label
The fleeting years, Connie Monk
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054425426
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780727884947
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)890179554
Label
The fleeting years, Connie Monk
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054425426
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9780727884947
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)890179554

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