The Resource The woman upstairs : a novel, Claire Messud

The woman upstairs : a novel, Claire Messud

Label
The woman upstairs : a novel
Title
The woman upstairs
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Claire Messud
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the "woman upstairs, " a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her life arrive the glamorous and cosmopolitan Shahids--her new student Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and his parents: Skandar, a dashing Lebanese professor who has come to Boston for a fellowship at Harvard, and Sirena, an effortlessly alluring Italian artist. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies, Nora is drawn deep into the complex world of the Shahid family; she finds herself falling in love with them, separately and together. Nora's happiness explodes her boundaries, and she discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity--one that puts her beliefs and her sense of self at stake. Told with urgency, intimacy and piercing emotion, this brilliant novel of passion and artistic fulfillment explores the intensity, thrill--and the devastating cost--of embracing an authentic life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messud, Claire
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E8134
LC item number
W66 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elementary school teachers
  • Women artists
  • Teacher-student relationships
Label
The woman upstairs : a novel, Claire Messud
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9780307596901
Lccn
2012017806
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2947173-01umb_inst
  • 2780844
  • (Sirsi) i9780307596901
  • (OCoLC)793503469
Label
The woman upstairs : a novel, Claire Messud
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9780307596901
Lccn
2012017806
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2947173-01umb_inst
  • 2780844
  • (Sirsi) i9780307596901
  • (OCoLC)793503469

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