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The Resource Lucky us : a novel, Amy Bloom

Lucky us : a novel, Amy Bloom

Label
Lucky us : a novel
Title
Lucky us
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amy Bloom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war. Filled with gorgeous writing, memorable characters, and surprising events, Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about success and failure, good luck and bad, the creation of a family, and the pleasures and inevitable perils of family life, conventional and otherwise. From Brooklyn’s beauty parlors to London’s West End, a group of unforgettable people love, lie, cheat and survive in this story of our fragile, absurd, heroic species
Summary
Is a family the people you are born to, or the people who you find along the way? That’s what Bloom explores in this novel set in pre- and post-WWII Ohio, Los Angeles, New York and Germany. The story follows resourceful Eva, who was abandoned by her mother at an early age, and her sister Iris, an aspiring actress who tries to find love at a time when her kind of love must be secretive. Every character is beautifully drawn, warm, and believable. -- Kathryn Hassert for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L6378
LC item number
L93 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Lucky us : a novel, Amy Bloom
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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
21041759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
240 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781400067244
Lccn
2013017648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Lucky us : a novel, Amy Bloom
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
21041759
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
240 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781400067244
Lccn
2013017648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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