The Resource Gossip, Beth Gutcheon, (ebook)

Gossip, Beth Gutcheon, (ebook)

Label
Gossip
Title
Gossip
Statement of responsibility
Beth Gutcheon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This novel is about the importance of connections between women, and it tells the story about the friendship and support among a group of five women
  • This novel follows the friendship and support among a group of five women on Manhattan's Upper East Side. "Did you know that the origin of the word gossip in English is 'god-sibling'? It is the talk between people who are godparents to the same child, people who have a legitimate loving interest in the person they talk about. It is talk that weaves a net of support and connection beneath the people you want to protect." This is a novel about all the ways we talk about one another, the sometimes fine line between showing concern and doing damage, and the difficulty of knowing the true obligations of friendship. The main character, Loviah "Lovie" French owns a small, high-end dress shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Renowned for her taste and discretion, Lovie is the one to whom certain women turn when they need "just the thing" for major life events like baptisms and balls, weddings and funerals, or when they just want to dish in the dressing room. Among the people who depend on Lovie's confidence are her two best friends since boarding school: Dinah Wainwright and Avis Metcalf. Outspoken and brimming with confidence, Dinah made a name for herself as a columnist covering the doings of New York's wealthiest and most fabulous. Shy, proper Avis, in many ways Dinah's opposite, rose to prominence in the art world with her quiet manners, hard work, and precise judgment. Despite the deep affection they both feel for Lovie, they have been more or less allergic to each other since a minor incident decades earlier that has been remembered and resented with what will prove to be unimaginable consequences. Dinah's favorite son and Avis's only daughter fall in love and marry, and these uneasy acquaintances become unwillingly bound to each other. On the surface, Nick and Grace are the perfect match, a playful, romantic, buoyant, and beautiful pair. Over the years, as their marital commitment is strained by time and change, career setbacks, reckless choices, the birth of a child, jealousies, and rumors. Secrets surface and friendships alter, having a shattering effect on all their lives. At the center of their orbit is Lovie, who knows everyone's secrets and manages them as wisely as she can. Which is not wisely enough, as things turn out. This story is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition, and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others, be it true, false, or imagined, to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another
  • Follows the friendship and support among a group of five women on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Dinah's favorite son and Avis's only daughter fall in love and marry. Over the years, as their commitment is strained by time and change, secrets surface and friendships alter ... having a shattering effect on all their lives
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Gutcheon, Beth Richardson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.U844
LC item number
G67 2012eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Gossip
  • Marital conflict
  • Murder
Label
Gossip, Beth Gutcheon, (ebook)
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (278 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062100948
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00233869
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
795E652D-2AF6-403E-BC22-B8BCBE8A951C
System control number
  • ocn785572818
  • (OCoLC)785572818
Label
Gossip, Beth Gutcheon, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (278 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062100948
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00233869
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
795E652D-2AF6-403E-BC22-B8BCBE8A951C
System control number
  • ocn785572818
  • (OCoLC)785572818

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