The Resource Leave me : a novel, Gayle Forman

Leave me : a novel, Gayle Forman

Label
Leave me : a novel
Title
Leave me
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Forman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "International bestselling author Gayle Forman's trademark humor and insight abound in this masterful adult debut, showing us that sometimes you have to leave home in order to find it again. For every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, for every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention--meet Maribeth Klein, a harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack. Afterward, surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once she gets to where she's going, she sees her life from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves, and from herself. With big-hearted characters who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing our fears. Gayle Forman, a dazzling observer of human nature, has written an irresistible novel that confronts the ambivalence of modern motherhood head-on" --
  • Meet Maribeth Klein, a harried working mother who's so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn't even realize she's had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is so often the case, once she gets to where she's going, she sees her life from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is finally able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from those she loves, and from herself
Summary
A harried working mom, who is so busy that she fails to recognize the signs of a heart attack, leaves the family that resents helping her recover and gradually confronts the painful secrets she has been ignoring
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524505
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forman, Gayle
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O74773
LC item number
L43 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 720
  • 720
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working mothers
  • Home
  • Self-realization in women
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Heart diseases in women
  • Runaway wives
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
Leave me : a novel, Gayle Forman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
932577895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781616206178
Lccn
2016006430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Leave me : a novel, Gayle Forman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
932577895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781616206178
Lccn
2016006430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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