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The Resource Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate, by Anne Ostby

Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate, by Anne Ostby

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Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate
Title
Pieces of happiness
Title remainder
a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Ostby
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
""I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat--Kat the adventurer, Kat who ran away to the South Pacific as soon as they graduated--has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. There's Sina, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, the perennial loner; Lisbeth, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different." Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness."--
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BTCTA
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1958-
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Ostby, Anne
Dewey number
839.823/8
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not applicable
Format of music
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LC call number
PT8952.25.S72
LC item number
B5813 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jilly Bond
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Bond, Jilly
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  • Older women
  • Older women
  • Fiji
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Label
Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate, by Anne Ostby
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968771798
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525499794
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6997
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a898203
  • (OCoLC)968771798
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate, by Anne Ostby
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968771798
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525499794
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6997
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a898203
  • (OCoLC)968771798
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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