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The Resource The engagements : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan

The engagements : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan

Label
The engagements : a novel
Title
The engagements
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
J. Courtney Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the New York Times best-selling author of Commencement and Maine comes a gorgeous, sprawling novel about marriage<U+2014>about those who marry in a white heat of passion, those who marry for partnership and comfort, and those who live together, love each other, and have absolutely no intention of ruining it all with a wedding. Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years<U+2014>forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love<U+2014>the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it<U+2019>s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife<U+2019>s family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding<U+2014>beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings<U+2014>and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As these lives and marriages unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything. A rich, layered, exhilarating novel spanning nearly a hundred years, The Engagements captures four wholly unique marriages, while tracing the story of diamonds in America, and the way<U+2014>for better or for worse<U+2014>these glittering stones have come to symbolize our deepest hopes for everlasting love
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, J. Courtney
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.U43
LC item number
E54 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the advertising industry
  • Couples
  • Diamonds
Label
The engagements : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780307958716
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012043874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn813539864
  • (OCoLC)813539864
Label
The engagements : a novel, J. Courtney Sullivan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780307958716
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012043874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn813539864
  • (OCoLC)813539864

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