The Resource A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack., (ebook)

A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack., (ebook)

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A perfect life : a novel
Title
A perfect life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Pollack.
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Language
eng
Summary
A luminous and insightful novel that considers the moral complexities of scientific discovery and the sustaining nature of love. A young researcher at MIT, Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is deeply personal-Valentine's killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease. Having seen firsthand the devastating effect Valentine's had on her parents' marriage, Jane is terrified she might become a burden on whomever she falls in love with and so steers clear of romantic entanglement. Then, the summer before her father's second wedding, Jane falls hard for her future stepbrother, Willie. But Willie's father also died from Valentine's, raising the odds that their love will end in tragedy. When Willie bolts at a crucial moment in their relationship, Jane becomes obsessed with finding the genetic marker to the disease that threatens both their families. But if she succeeds in making history, will she and her sister have the courage to face the truth this newfound knowledge could hold for their lives? A Perfect Life is a novel of scientific and self-discovery, about learning how to embrace life and love, no matter what may come. Eileen Pollack conjures a thought-provoking, emotionally resonant story of one woman's brilliance and bravery as she confronts her deepest fears and desires-and comes to accept the inevitable and the unexpected
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1956-
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Pollack, Eileen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Women biologists
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic markers
  • Families
  • Electronic books
  • Massachusetts
  • Choice
Target audience
adult
Label
A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack., (ebook)
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online resource
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062419200
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12373191
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remote
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MWT12373191
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A perfect life : a novel, Eileen Pollack., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062419200
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12373191
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12373191
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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