The Generosity of Women

The Generosity of Women

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MEET:

Joyce, the foul-mouthed and wildly successful curator of a controversial art exhibit on surveillance, who unexpectedly finds herself under surveillancein her own bedroom.
Her best friend, Bobbie, a gynecologistdriven, poised, and in controla woman who finally finds love at fiftysomething and watches, horrified, as her perfectly ordered world crumbles around her.
Bobbie’s patient, Lisa, a former juvenile offender and habitual runaway, who once dreamed of fame working as Joyce’s gallery assistant and is now struggling with her new identity as a banker’s wife and doting mother.

Lisa’s sister, Lynne, a middle-aged suburban mother whose penchant for home decorating conceals her troubled marriage and blinding desire to exact revenge for a childhood injustice.

Jordan, Lynne’s sixteen-year-old daughter, a former straight-A student and aspiring model who, no longer fitting in at school or at home, takes a part-time job at a supermarket to spite her motherand finds a close confidant in her thirtyyear-old male boss.

And finally,meet Adela, Bobbie’s beautiful twenty-threeyear-old daughterand Joyce’s goddaughterwho has returned to New York for a long weekend under the guise of meeting her mother’s new boyfriend, but has a bomb of her own to drop.


MEET:

Joyce, the foul-mouthed and wildly successful curator of a controversial art exhibit on surveillance, who unexpectedly finds herself under surveillance—in her own bedroom.

Her best friend, Bobbie, a gynecologist—driven, poised, and in control—a woman who finally finds love at fiftysomething and watches, horrified, as her perfectly ordered world crumbles around her.

Bobbie’s patient, Lisa, a former juvenile offender and habitual runaway, who once dreamed of fame working as Joyce’s gallery assistant and is now struggling with her new identity as a banker’s wife and doting mother.
Lisa’s sister, Lynne, a middle-aged suburban mother whose penchant for home decorating conceals her troubled marriage and blinding desire to exact revenge for a childhood injustice.

Jordan, Lynne’s sixteen-year-old daughter, a former straight-A student and aspiring model who, no longer fitting in at school or at home, takes a part-time job at a supermarket to spite her mother—and finds a close confidant in her thirtyyear-old male boss.



Baker & Taylor
Six women whose lives intertwine in various ways reveal their intricate and shocking secrets over the course of five days.

Blackwell North Amer
Joyce, the foul-mouthed and wildly successful curator of a controversial art exhibit on surveillance, who unexpectedly finds herself under surveillance - in her own bedroom.
Her best friend, Bobbie, a gynecologist - driven, poised, and in control - a woman who finally finds love at fifty-something and watches, horrified, as her perfectly ordered world crumbles around her.
Bobbie's patient, Lisa, a former juvenile offender and habitual runaway, who once dreamed of fame working as Joyce's gallery assistant and is now struggling with her new identity as a banker's wife and doting mother.
Lisa's sister, Lynne, a middle-aged suburban mother whose penchant for home decorating conceals her troubled marriage and blinding desire to exact revenge for a childhood injustice.
Jordan, Lynne's sixteen-year-old daughter, a former straight-A student and aspiring model who, no longer fitting in at school or at home, takes a part-time job at a supermarket to spite her mother - and finds a close confidant in her thirty-year-old male boss.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151011018
Characteristics: 351 p

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