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The woman upstairs, Claire Messud

Label
The woman upstairs
Title
The woman upstairs
Statement of responsibility
Claire Messud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago abandoned her dream to be a successful artist. Instead she has become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and Nora is drawn into the complex world of his glamorous and cosmopolitan family. As happiness explodes her boundaries, Nora discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity that puts her sense of self at stake
Member of
Summary
Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • ALA Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171847
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messud, Claire
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E8134
LC item number
W66 2013b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Women artists
  • Teacher-student relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The woman upstairs, Claire Messud
Instantiates
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
20076047
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459596
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013008844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn829099181
  • (OCoLC)829099181
Label
The woman upstairs, Claire Messud
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
20076047
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
461 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410459596
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013008844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn829099181
  • (OCoLC)829099181

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