The Resource They may not mean to, but they do, Cathleen Schine

They may not mean to, but they do, Cathleen Schine

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They may not mean to, but they do
Title
They may not mean to, but they do
Statement of responsibility
Cathleen Schine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. Cathleen Schine's They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age. When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor, and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together"--
  • "A novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love from one of America's greatest comic novelists"--
Summary
Refusing to age quietly, take antidepressants or accept the inevitable loss of her longtime husband, Joy Bergman shocks her children when, after becoming a widow, she reconnects with a former flame from her college days, turning as willful and rebellious as the younger members of their family. By the author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport
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Storyline
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Character
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492478
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schine, Cathleen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.C497
LC item number
T46 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
They may not mean to, but they do, Cathleen Schine
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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
918995040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780374280130
Lccn
2015036418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
They may not mean to, but they do, Cathleen Schine
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
918995040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780374280130
Lccn
2015036418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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