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The Resource Under the influence : a novel, Joyce Maynard

Under the influence : a novel, Joyce Maynard

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Under the influence : a novel
Title
Under the influence
Title remainder
a novel
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Joyce Maynard
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Language
eng
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  • "The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning--and the true price--of friendship. Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet taking portraits of school children and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He's drifting away from her, fast. When she meets Ava and Swift Havilland, the vulnerable Helen is instantly enchanted. Wealthy, connected philanthropists, they have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. Their home is filled with fabulous friends, edgy art, and dazzling parties.Then Helen meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends' fireworks. To Swift and Ava, he's boring. But even worse than that, he's unimpressed by them. As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands' influence--running errands, doing random chores, questioning her relationship with Elliott--Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But the debt Helen owes them is about to come due. Ollie witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son, and the daughter of the Havillands' housekeeper. With her young son's future in the balance, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything"--
  • Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her son, Ollie. Weekend visits with her son are awkward; he's drifting away from her, fast. Helen meets Ava and Swift Havilland, wealthy, connected philanthropists, who have their own charity devoted to rescuing dogs. And she meets Elliott, a kind, quiet accountant who offers loyalty and love with none of her newfound friends' fireworks. As Helen increasingly falls under the Havillands' influence, Ava and Swift hold out the most seductive gift: their influence and help to regain custody of her son. But when Ollie witnesses an accident involving Swift, his grown son, and the daughter of the Havillands' housekeeper, Helen must choose between the truth and the friends who have given her everything
Summary
Struggling to make ends meet after alcoholism costs her her marriage and custody of her young son, photographer Helen slowly rebuilds her life before falling into the circle of a philanthropist couple whose help exacts a terrible price
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10464859
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Under the influence : a novel, Joyce Maynard
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OverDrive eBook
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062257727
Lccn
2015044237
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computer
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rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6AC46231-0CB8-466E-BDD8-1649B60FED34
System control number
(OCoLC)928889367
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Under the influence : a novel, Joyce Maynard
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062257727
Lccn
2015044237
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6AC46231-0CB8-466E-BDD8-1649B60FED34
System control number
(OCoLC)928889367
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