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Mrs. Everything / Jennifer Weiner.

Weiner, Jennifer, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 9 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 6 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

22 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013079249 New Checked out 09/06/2019
Breckenridge Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013079264 New Checked out 09/11/2019
Breckenridge Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013079298 Express Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013079280 Express Checked out 08/22/2019
Moorhead Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013079272 Express Available -
Twin Valley LINK Site WEI (Text) 33500013079256 New Checked out 08/30/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library WEI (Text) 35500006184228 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library WEI (Text) 35500006184251 New Checked out 09/12/2019
Thief River Falls Public Library WEI (Text) 35500006184244 New Checked out 09/09/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501133480
  • ISBN: 1501133489
  • ISBN: 9781501133497
  • ISBN: 1501133497
  • Physical Description: 466 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history--and herstory--as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Growing up in 1950s Detroit, Jo and Bethie Kaufman's roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture, up for anything-- except settling down. Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after? -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1
    *Starred Review* Jo and Bethie Kaufman are as different as sisters can be. Jo is an athletic tomboy who can never be quite good enough for her mother. Bethie is adorable and perfect. As the story progresses from their childhood in a Detroit neighborhood in the 1950s to wild college days in the '60s, their roles reverse and evolve into something more complicated. Heartbroken Jo marries a likable enough man because she can't imagine a happy future with a woman. Bethie deals with trauma via drugs and grift until she lands at a commune in Georgia. In chronicling seven decades of the Jewish sisters' lives, Weiner (Who Do You Love, 2015) asks big questions about how society treats women in this slyly funny, absolutely engrossing novel that is simultaneously epic and intimate. Jo and Bethie's relationship eschews cliché in favor of the more mundane—and more powerful—reality that closeness ebbs and flows, and sometimes each sister is on her own to figure it out. Mrs. Everything will find equally eager readers in the beach bag and the book club.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It's been a while since Weiner explored the complicated terrain of sisterhood, and readers will flock to this ambitious, nearly flawless novel. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
United States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Novels.

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