The Resource Weather : a novel, Jenny Offill

Weather : a novel, Jenny Offill

Label
Weather : a novel
Title
Weather
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Offill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I'm funny' Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: as an unofficial shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilised for the moment, but then her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilisation. As she dives into this polarised world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to acknowledge the limits of what she can do. But if she can't save others, then what, or who, might save her? And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in -- funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad
Summary
Hired by her famous podcaster mentor to answer letters from increasingly polarized fans, a librarian who has acquired her education from a lifetime spent reading struggles between the limits of her knowledge and growing crises in the outside world
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10838996
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offill, Jenny
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Librarians
  • Working mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
Weather : a novel, Jenny Offill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066493897
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
207, [7] pages
Isbn
9781783784769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1110444569
Label
Weather : a novel, Jenny Offill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066493897
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
207, [7] pages
Isbn
9781783784769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1110444569

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