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The Resource Paris was the place, Susan Conley

Paris was the place, Susan Conley

Label
Paris was the place
Title
Paris was the place
Statement of responsibility
Susan Conley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From acclaimed author Susan Conley, a novel that gives us a luminous emotional portrait of a young woman living abroad in Paris in the 1980s and trying to make sense of the chaotic world around her as she learns the true meaning of family. When Willie Pears agrees to teach at a Parisian center for immigrant girls who have requested French asylum, she has no idea it will utterly change her life. She has lived in Paris for six months, surrounded by the most important people in her life: her beloved brother, Luke, her funny and wise college roommate, Sara, and Sara's do-gooder husband, Rajiv. And now there is Macon Ventri, a passionate, dedicated attorney for the detained girls. Theirs is a meeting of both hearts and minds--but not without its problems. As Willie becomes more involved with the immigrant girls who touch her soul, the lines between teaching and mothering are blurred. She is especially drawn to Gita, a young Indian girl who is determined to be free. Ultimately Willie will make a decision with potentially dire consequences to both her relationship with Macon and the future of the center. Meanwhile, Luke is taken with a serious, as-yet-unnamed illness, and Willie will come to understand the power of unconditional love while facing the dark days of his death. Conley has written a piercing, deeply humane novel that explores the connections between family and friends and reaffirms the strength of the ties that bind. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conley, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O5365
LC item number
P37 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women teachers
  • Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
Label
Paris was the place, Susan Conley
Link
978-0-307-59407-5.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1432454
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780307739872
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012050901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1432454
  • (Sirsi) 1432454
  • (OCoLC)827780172
Label
Paris was the place, Susan Conley
Link
978-0-307-59407-5.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1432454
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780307739872
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2012050901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1432454
  • (Sirsi) 1432454
  • (OCoLC)827780172

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