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The Resource On the rocks : a novel, Erin Duffy

On the rocks : a novel, Erin Duffy

Label
On the rocks : a novel
Title
On the rocks
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Erin Duffy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Abby learns via Facebook that her fiance has dumped her. In an effort to salvage her mental framework and her waistline after six months of wallowing in self-pity and pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Abby and her best friend Grace leave Boston for a summer in Newport, RI. They both hope to rediscover themselves and enjoy a peaceful environment free from their stresses and the control their men have over their hearts and minds. This vacation proves to be a huge learning experience for Abby as she tries to date in a social media-saturated world that is not as private and untraceable as she once thought."--
Summary
"A funny, bittersweet, yet heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook age--not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of life as a modern young single woman--from Erin Duffy, the author of the acclaimed Bond GirlEver since she was a little girl, Abby Wilkes dreamed of her wedding, the day when she'd wear a pretty white dress and look like a princess.But that was before her life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiance;, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her--changing his status to single on Facebook--while she was trying on the most gorgeous Vera Wang dress for the big day. Six months and twenty pounds later, the usual remedies--cupcakes, a freezer stocked with pints of Ben and Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch--haven't worked their magic. Worried about her best friend, Grace devises the perfect plan to get Abby back on her game. The two of them are going to escape sweltering Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. In a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men. But no matter which way they turn, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media--when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online and prying eyes are everywhere--there is no real escape. Truth to tell, dating has never been easy. But now that the rules have changed and the boundaries are blurred beyond recognition, will they ever find true love? And if they do, how can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click? As the summer winds down to Labor Day, Abby will make some surprising discoveries--about love, men, friendship. and, most important, herself. "--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
Assigning source
Library Journal
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10302137
Cataloging source
DLC
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Duffy, Erin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.U3775
LC item number
O5 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Self-realization in women
  • Female friendship
  • Social media
Target audience
adult
Label
On the rocks : a novel, Erin Duffy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
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 edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780062205742
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014008794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871689613
Label
On the rocks : a novel, Erin Duffy
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
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 edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780062205742
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014008794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871689613

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