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The Resource Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber

Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber

Label
Secrets of happiness : a novel
Title
Secrets of happiness
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joan Silber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The novel begins with the character of Ethan, a lawyer living in New York City who tells us the story of his family's life just as they learn his father--a textile manufacturer who spent long trips throughout Asia--has fathered a secret family from a woman he met on one of his trips and set up in a house in Queens. From here, we move to different related characters as the novel expands outward to the woman, her sons, a few surprise relations, some unexpected twists and turns, ending the novel back with Ethan as he might finally learn the hard lessons of love, family, and, perhaps, happiness. What is the measure of a life well-lived, or well-loved? How connected are we to those around us and can happiness be found in acknowledging and embracing those connections, and what happens when they cannot be seen? What is the true value of family, however it is defined, and how can money and the pursuit of material things guide or obfuscate this equation?"--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10954702
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silber, Joan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.I414
LC item number
S43 2021
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Happiness
  • Extended families
  • Families
  • Brothers
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Gay
  • Brothers
  • Extended families
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Happiness
  • New York (State)
  • Thailand
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781640094451
Lccn
2020027885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1159616897
Label
Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781640094451
Lccn
2020027885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1159616897

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