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The Resource A house among the trees, Julia Glass

A house among the trees, Julia Glass

Label
A house among the trees
Title
A house among the trees
Statement of responsibility
Julia Glass
Title variation
House among the trees
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Julia Glass's fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant?a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy. When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for more than four decades, since meeting him in a Manhattan playground when she was twelve and he was working on sketches for the book that would make him a star. By the end of his increasingly reclusive life, she found herself living in his house as confidante and helpmeet, witness not just to his daily routines but to the emotional fallout of his strange boyhood and his volatile relationship with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy must try to honor Morty's last wishes while grappling with their effects on several people, including Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear once promised his artistic estate; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor cast to play Mort Lear in a movie. When the actor arrives for the visit he had previously arranged with the man he is to portray, he and Tommy are compelled to look more closely at Morty's past and the consequences of the choices they now face, both separately and together. Morty, as it turns out, made a confession to Greene that undermines much of what Tommy believed she knew about her boss?and about herself. As she contemplates a future without him, her unlikely alliance with Greene?and the loyalty they share toward the man whose legacy they hold in their hands?will lead to surprising upheavals in their wider relationships, their careers, and even their search for love."--
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DLC
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1956-
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Glass, Julia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.L37
LC item number
H68 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Self-realization
  • Artists
Label
A house among the trees, Julia Glass
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
575 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683244639
Lccn
2017018757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn983786549
Label
A house among the trees, Julia Glass
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
575 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683244639
Lccn
2017018757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn983786549

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