The Resource The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz

The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz

Label
The birthday girl
Title
The birthday girl
Statement of responsibility
Melissa de la Cruz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women's wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside--Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn't the first birthday celebration that hasn't gone as planned. There's a certain sixteenth birthday that she's tried hard to forget. But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie's secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert--where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night. Beautifully paced and full of surprises, The Birthday Girl is an enthralling tale of a life lived in shadow, and its unavoidable consequences.--
  • Palm Springs. At forty, Ellie de Florent-Stinson has a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women's wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. But Ellie is keeping many secrets, and this isn't the first birthday celebration that hasn't gone as planned. On the night of Ellie's party, everyone who matters in her life shows up... invited or not. And the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De la Cruz, Melissa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E128
LC item number
B57 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Birthdays
  • Ambition
  • Life change events
  • Marital conflict
  • Palm Springs (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781524743772
Lccn
2019010919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1065953200
  • (OCoLC)1065953200
  • 2541631
Label
The birthday girl, Melissa de la Cruz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781524743772
Lccn
2019010919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1065953200
  • (OCoLC)1065953200
  • 2541631

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