The Resource As close to us as breathing, Elizabeth Poliner

As close to us as breathing, Elizabeth Poliner

Label
As close to us as breathing
Title
As close to us as breathing
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Poliner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1948, a small stretch of the Woodmont, Connecticut shoreline, affectionately named "Bagel Beach," has long been a summer destination for Jewish families. Here sisters Ada, Vivie, and Bec assemble at their beloved family cottage, with children in tow and weekend-only husbands who arrive each Friday in time for the Sabbath meal. During the weekdays, freedom reigns. Ada, the family beauty, relaxes and grows more playful, unimpeded by her rule-driven, religious husband. Vivie, once terribly wronged by her sister, is now the family diplomat and an increasingly inventive chef. Unmarried Bec finds herself forced to choose between the family-centric life she's always known and a passion-filled life with the married man with whom she's had a secret years-long affair. But when a terrible accident occurs on the sisters' watch, a summer of hope and self-discovery transforms into a lifetime of atonement and loss for members of this close-knit clan. Seen through the eyes of Molly, who was twelve years old when she witnessed the accident, this is the story of a tragedy and its aftermath, of expanding lives painfully collapsed. Can Molly, decades after the event, draw from her aunt Bec's hard-won wisdom and free herself from the burden that destroyed so many others?
Summary
Enjoying summertime weeks of freedom at a popular Jewish beach with their children, beautiful Ada thrives away from her strict husband, while chef Vivie develops diplomatic skills and unmarried Bec is forced to choose between family beliefs and her passions for a married man
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10473043
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poliner, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Jewish women
  • Jewish families
  • Adultery
  • Vacation homes
  • Children
  • Accidents
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
As close to us as breathing, Elizabeth Poliner
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
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
547 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490773
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2016013153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945121378
Label
As close to us as breathing, Elizabeth Poliner
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
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
547 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410490773
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2016013153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945121378

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