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The Resource Never change, Elizabeth Berg

Never change, Elizabeth Berg

Label
Never change
Title
Never change
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Berg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You know people like me. I'm the one who sat in a folding chair out in the hall selling tickets to the prom but never going, the one everybody liked but no one wanted to be with. A self-anointed spinster at fifty-one, Myra Lipinsky has endured the isolation of her middle life by doting on her dog, Frank, and immersing herself in her career as a visiting nurse. Myra considers herself reasonably content, telling herself, It's enough, work and Frank. And it has been enough -- until Chip Reardon, the too-good-to-be-true golden boy she adored from afar, is assigned to be her new patient. Choosing to forgo invasive treatment for an incurable illness, Chip has returned from Manhattan to the New England home ofhis childhood to spend what time he has left. Now, Myra and Chip find themselves engaged in a poingnant redefinition of roles, and a complicated dance of memory, ambivalence, and longing. From the author whose work The New Yorker calls "strong" and "timeless" comes a wry and beautifully distilled portrait of one woman's resilience in the face of loneliness, and of a union that transcends life's most unexpected and challenging circumstances. With effortless warmth, and loving respect for characters that defies easy sentiment, Never Change melds the emotional depth and gentle intensity of poetry with the rich satisfactions of finely wrought fiction
Summary
Myra Lipinsky, a 51-year old visiting nurse, has been content to be a self-appointed spinster--until a man she adored in high school is struck by an incurable illness and returns to New England to spend what time he has left
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
015248
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E6996
LC item number
N48 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Middle-aged women
  • Visiting nurses
  • Terminally ill
  • Single women
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Never change, Elizabeth Berg
Instantiates
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
20947654
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Pocket Books hardcover printing.
Extent
214 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780743411325
Lccn
00069874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Never change, Elizabeth Berg
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
20947654
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Pocket Books hardcover printing.
Extent
214 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780743411325
Lccn
00069874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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