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The messy lives of book people / Phaedra Patrick.

Patrick, Phaedra, (author.).

Available copies

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

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT PAT (Text) 33500013637228 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT PAT (Text) 33500013637236 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432896461
  • ISBN: 1432896466
  • Physical Description: 503 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Liv Green barely scrapes by to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book. She can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her hero, bestselling author Essie Starling. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship. When Essie passes away suddenly, Liv is astonished to learn that her dying wish was for Liv to complete her final novel. To do so, Liv will have to step into Essie's shoes. As Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women that will change Liv's own life story forever"-- Back cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #2
    What if you had the chance to step into your favorite author's shoes? That's what happens to Liv—wife, mother, aspiring writer, and house cleaner. When the famous recluse and best-selling author Essie dies unexpectedly, Liv learns that Essie's final wish was for Liv to finish her manuscript on her behalf, while keeping her death a secret. But to accomplish this, Liv must unravel Essie's past to find a perfect ending for her characters. Liv quickly discovers that nothing pertaining to Essie is as it seems, while her journey shakes up her marriage and family life and calls into question who gets to do "real" writing. Fans of lively fiction will be instantly drawn into the world Patrick (The Secrets of Love Story Bridge, 2020) creates with her signature charming, breezy style which is further enlivened with nods to popular literature. The elusive Essie is part J. D. Salinger and part J. K. Rowling, the plot pairs The Devil Wears Prada with Weekend at Bernie's, and Patrick imbues this novel about writing a novel with just the right touch of suspense. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women household employees > Fiction.
Women novelists > Fiction.
Recluses > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Domestic fiction.

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