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The Resource Fifty is not a four-letter word, Linda Kelsey

Fifty is not a four-letter word, Linda Kelsey

Label
Fifty is not a four-letter word
Title
Fifty is not a four-letter word
Statement of responsibility
Linda Kelsey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Hope Lyndhurst-Steele approaches her 50th birthday, although she "has it all"--top magazine job, wonderful husband, loving son, many friends--fifty still feels like a four-letter word. But she doesn't know just how low she can go. When she returns to the office after her holiday break, she's informed by senior management that the "having it all" woman is OUT--and Hope's out along with her. As she starts spending her days at home, her relationship with her usually patient husband Jack starts to become strained, and her teenage son is more interested in chasing after the local trashy single mom than spending his last year at home with his own mother. And Hope's own mother, who she never got along with, has cheerily announced that she's got six months left to live. Hope is relieved when a solo trip to Paris wakes up her long-dormant libido, but when she returns, she finds that her husband is giving her more space than she'd like--he's moved out. As Hope wonders if she'll be able to make it to fifty-one with her sanity and her family intact, she discovers some interesting truths about herself and her age--and even if 50 is not the new 30, it could be that the best is yet to come
Summary
Refusing to acknowledge her age as her fiftieth anniversary approaches, Hope finds her "have it all" lifestyle compromised when she is surreptitiously fired during the holidays; a situation that is further compromised by the breakup of her marriage, her son's inappropriate crush, and her mother's terminal illness. Original
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299670
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelsey, Linda
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.E4734
LC item number
F54 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Middle-aged women
  • Periodical editors
  • Unemployed women workers
Target audience
adult
Label
Fifty is not a four-letter word, Linda Kelsey
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0829/2008017901-b.html
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
9140547
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780446195904
Lccn
2008017901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
15267187
Label
Fifty is not a four-letter word, Linda Kelsey
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0829/2008017901-b.html
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
9140547
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780446195904
Lccn
2008017901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
15267187

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