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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library VON (Text) 33500013299763 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library VON (Text) 33500013299771 New Checked out 12/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982147037
  • ISBN: 1982147032
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020.

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Navigating private spats and embarrassing secrets in their upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, four families seek purpose and meaningful relationships until a raucous party combusts in a maelstrom of ego clashes, taboo desires, and hidden cameras.
Welcome to the eclectic Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill. Ex-groupie Mandy, underwhelmed by motherhood and her current physical state, fakes a debilitating disease to get the attention of her skateboarding, ex-boyband member husband Stuart. He has a crush on the school nurse, Peaches, whose husband Greg wears noise-canceling headphones-- everywhere. A few blocks away Roy, a newly transplanted British novelist, has lost the thread of his next novel... and of marriage to Wendy. Around the corner Tupper, an introverted industrial designer with a warehose full of prosthetic limbs, struggles to pin down his elusive artist wife Elizabeth. Throw in two hormonal teenagers, a ten-year-old pyromaniac, a drug dealer pretending to be a doctor, and a lot of hidden cameras, and you've got a combustible mix of egos, desires, and secrets. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #1
    Von Ziegesar's adult debut gently satirizes the excesses of Brooklyn's self-consciously privileged characters. Aging rock star Stuart Little is worried that fatherhood has turned him uncool, his wife Mandy has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and their son might be a pyromaniac. Peaches Park's work as a school nurse doesn't excite her—but flirting with the singer from her favorite band does, in a way that her husband Greg doesn't. London transplant Wendy Clarke's highbrow fashion magazine job isn't what she expected, her daughter Shy has an inappropriate crush on her Latin teacher, and her author husband Roy has writer's block. Through a series of vignettes that take place during an eventful autumn, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and adults and young people behave equally badly. Cobble Hill is thoughtfully observed and frequently funny, and von Ziegesar expertly shifts perspectives to give readers insight into each character's unique point of view. Readers of ensemble fiction by Emma Straub and Amy Poeppel—as well as grown-up fans of Gossip Girl—will enjoy this inside look at the lifestyles of the creative class. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Cecily von Ziegesar is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl novels, upon which the hit television show is based. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family.

Subject: Families > Fiction.
Neighborhoods > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce.
FICTION / Literary.
Genre: Chick lit.
Novels.
Domestic fiction.

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