The Resource The helpline, Katherine Collette

The helpline, Katherine Collette

Label
The helpline
Title
The helpline
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Collette
Title variation
Help line
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Germaine Johnson may not be all that good with people but she’s great with numbers. Unfortunately, as she discovers after the incident at Wallace Insurance, there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians. Then her cousin gets her a job at the council. On the Senior Citizens Helpline. It’s not the resume entry Germaine wanted—but it turns out Mayor Verity Bainbridge has something more interesting in mind for her. A secret project involving the troublemakers at the senior citizens centre and their feud with the golf club next door. Which is run by the strangely attractive Don Thomas. Don and the mayor want the seniors closed down. Germaine wants what Don and the mayor want. But when she’s forced to get to know the ‘troublemakers’—things get more complicated. A sharp, witty, big-hearted comedy from a hilarious new Australian writer, Katherine Collette’s The Helpline is about people power and brain power—and the difficulty of getting them to work together
Summary
"Germaine Johnson doesn't need friends. She has her work and her Sudoku puzzles. Until, that is, an incident at her insurance company leaves her jobless--and it turns out that there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians with zero people skills. Soon enough though, Germaine manages to secure a position at City Hall answering calls on the Senior Citizens Helpline. But it turns out that the mayor has something else in mind for Germaine: a secret project involving the troublemakers at the senior citizens center and their feud with the neighboring golf club--which happens to be run by the dashing yet disgraced national Sudoku champion, Don Thomas, a celebrity of the highest order to Germaine. Don and the mayor want the senior center closed down and at first, Germaine is dedicated to helping them out--it makes sense mathematically, after all. But when Germaine actually gets to know the group of elderly rebels at the senior center, they open her eyes to a life outside of boxes and numbersand for the first time ever, Germaine realizes she may have miscalculated. Filled with an eccentric, totally unique, and (occasionally) cranky cast of characters you can't help but love, The Helpline is a feel-good page-turner that will make you reexamine what it means to lead a happy life--and is bound to capture your heart along the way"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10688167
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collette, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Local government
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mathematicians
  • Secrecy
  • Vendetta
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Older people
  • Women mathematicians
Target audience
adult
Label
The helpline, Katherine Collette
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000063240469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781925603606
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018030220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035459585
Label
The helpline, Katherine Collette
Publication
Copyright
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
000063240469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781925603606
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018030220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035459585

Library Locations

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