The Resource Love and other impossible pursuits, Ayelet Waldman, (electronic resource)

Love and other impossible pursuits, Ayelet Waldman, (electronic resource)

Label
Love and other impossible pursuits
Title
Love and other impossible pursuits
Statement of responsibility
Ayelet Waldman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With wry candor and tender humor, acclaimed novelist Ayelet Waldman has crafted a strikingly beautiful novel for our time, tackling the absurdities of modern life and reminding us why we love some people no matter what. For Emilia Greenleaf, life is by turns a comedy of errors and an emotional minefield. Yes, she's a Harvard Law grad who married her soul mate. Yes, they live in elegant comfort on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. But with her one-and-only, Jack, came a stepson--a know-it-all preschooler named William who has become her number one responsibility every Wednesday afternoon. With William, Emilia encounters a number of impossible pursuits--such as the pursuit of cab drivers who speed away when they see William's industrial-strength car seat and the pursuit of lactose-free, strawberry-flavored, patisserie-quality cupcakes, despite the fact that William's allergy is a figment of his over-protective mother's imagination. As much as Emilia wants to find common ground with William, she becomes completely preoccupied when she loses her newborn daughter. After this, the sight of any child brings her to tears, and Wednesdays with William are almost impossible. When his unceasing questions turn to the baby's death, Emilia is at a total loss. Doesn't anyone understand that self-pity is a full-time job? Ironically, it is only through her blundering attempts to bond with William that she finally heals herself and learns what family really means
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldman, Ayelet
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3573.A42124
LC item number
L69 2002ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Susan Denaker
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Denaker, Susan
  • Books on Tape, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married women
  • Infants
  • Stepfamilies
  • Grief
  • Grief
  • Infants
  • Married women
  • Stepfamilies
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Label
Love and other impossible pursuits, Ayelet Waldman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 11:27:36
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o232279100
Dimensions
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  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415953648
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232279100
  • (Sirsi) o232279100
  • (OCoLC)232279100
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 164757 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Love and other impossible pursuits, Ayelet Waldman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 11:27:36
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
o232279100
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415953648
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232279100
  • (Sirsi) o232279100
  • (OCoLC)232279100
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 164757 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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