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Big little lies, Liane Moriarty

Label
Big little lies
Title
Big little lies
Statement of responsibility
Liane Moriarty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated
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Award
  • Davitt Awards, Best Adult Novel, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
Review
  • A horrible act of violence occurs at the Pirriwee Public School's trivia night fundraiser for parents, but what happened and who was involved? The novel begins six months before that fateful evening and lets us in on the lives of single mother Jane, twice-married Madeline, and Celeste, who secretly suffers from domestic abuse. Big Little Lies is another page-turning read from Moriarty that had me gasping with surprise at the end. -- Lora Bruggeman, Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL. (LibraryReads, August 2014)
  • What's worse than a terrible riot at Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night that leaves one parent dead? The sneaking suspicion that the death was actually murder. All of which gives top-spot New York Times best-selling author Moriarty (The Husband's Secret ) a chance to visit issues of parenting, divorce, and shattered families in shuttered suburbia. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed February 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 2, p55)
  • /* Starred Review */ After last yearâ€TMs best-selling The Husbandâ€TMs Secret, Australian Moriarty brings the edginess of her less-known The Hypnotistâ€TMs Love Story (2012) to bear in this darkly comic mystery surrounding a disastrous parents' night at an elementary school fundraiser.Thanks to strong cocktails and a lack of appetizers, Pirriwee Publicâ€TMs Trivia Night turns ugly when sloshed parents in Audrey Hepburn and Elvis costumes start fights at the main entrance. To make matters worse, out on the balcony where a smaller group of parents have gathered, someone falls over the railing and dies. Was it an accident or murder? Who is the victim? And who, if anyone, is the murderer? Backtrack six months as the cast of potential victims and perps meet at kindergarten orientation and begin alliances and rivalries within the framework of domestic comedy-drama. Thereâ€TMs Chloeâ€TMs opinionated, strong-willed mom, Madeline, a charmingly imperfect Everywoman. Happily married to second husband Ed, Madeline is deeply hurt that her older daughter wants to move in with her ex-husband and his much younger, New-Age–y second wife; even worse, the coupleâ€TMs waifish daughter, Skye, will be in Chloeâ€TMs kindergarten class. Madelineâ€TMs best friend is Celeste, mother of twins Max and Josh. Itâ€TMs hard for Madeline and the other moms not to envy Celeste. She's slim, rich and beautiful, and her marriage to hedge fund manager Perry seems too perfect to be true; it is. Celeste and Madeline befriend young single mother Jane, who has moved to the coast town with her son, Ziggy, the product of a one-night stand gone horribly wrong. After sweet-natured Ziggy is accused of bullying, the parents divide into defenders and accusers. Tensions mount among the mothers' cliques and within individual marriages until they boil over on the balcony. Despite a Greek chorus of parents and faculty sharing frequently contradictory impressions, the truth remains tantalizingly difficult to sort out.Deservedly popular Moriarty invigorates the tired social-issue formula of womenâ€TMs fiction through wit, good humor, sharp insight into human nature and addictive storytelling.(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2014)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317386
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Moriarty, Liane
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.M67
LC item number
B54 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parents
  • Murder
  • Schools
  • Suburbs
  • Families
  • Divorce
Label
Big little lies, Liane Moriarty
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Amy Einhorn Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9780399587191
Isbn Type
(paperback : HBO tie in)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881453612
Label
Big little lies, Liane Moriarty
Publication
Note
"Amy Einhorn Books."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
460 pages
Isbn
9780399587191
Isbn Type
(paperback : HBO tie in)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881453612

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