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The Resource Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld

Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld

Label
Eligible : a novel
Title
Eligible
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Sittenfeld
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help -- and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. And yet, first impressions can be deceiving
Summary
Love, sex, and relationships in contemporary Cincinnati provide an incisive social commentary set in the framework of Pride and Prejudice. Sittenfeld’s inclusion of a Bachelor-like reality show is a brilliant parallel to the scrutiny placed on characters in the neighborhood balls of Jane Austen’s novel, and readers will have no question about the crass nature of the younger Bennets, or the pride—and prejudice—of the heroine. -- Leslie DeLooze for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466733
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I94
LC item number
E45 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5786720
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
492 pages
Isbn
9781400068326
Lccn
2015027778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn914417737
  • (OCoLC)914417737
Label
Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5786720
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
492 pages
Isbn
9781400068326
Lccn
2015027778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn914417737
  • (OCoLC)914417737

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