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The Resource Alice & Oliver : a novel, Charles Bock

Alice & Oliver : a novel, Charles Bock

Label
Alice & Oliver : a novel
Title
Alice & Oliver
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charles Bock
Title variation
Alice and Oliver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New York, 1993. Alice Culvert is a caring wife, a doting new mother, a loyal friend, and a soulful artist—a fashion designer who wears a baby carrier and haute couture with equal aplomb. In their loft in Manhattan’s gritty Meatpacking District, Alice and her husband, Oliver, are raising their infant daughter, Doe, delighting in the wonders of early parenthood. Their life together feels so vital and full of promise, which makes Alice’s sudden cancer diagnosis especially staggering. In the span of a single day, the couple’s focus narrows to the basic question of her survival. Though they do their best to remain brave, each faces enormous pressure: Oliver tries to navigate a labyrinthine healthcare system and handle their mounting medical bills; Alice tries to be hopeful as her body turns against her. Bracing themselves for the unthinkable, they must confront the new realities of their marriage, their strengths as partners and flaws as people, how to nourish love against all odds, and what it means to truly care for another person
Summary
"Alice Culvert is a force: passionate, independent, smart, and gorgeous, she--to her delight--attracts attention wherever she goes, even amid the buzz of mid-90s New York. In knee-high boots, with her newborn daughter, Doe, strapped to her chest, Alice is one of those people who just seem so vividly alive, which makes her cancer diagnosis feel almost incongruous. How could such a being not go on? But all at once, Alice's existence, and that of her husband Oliver, is reduced to a single purpose: survival. As they combat the disease, the couple must also face off against the serpentine healthcare system, the good intentions of loved ones, and the deep, dangerous stressors that threaten to push the two of them apart. With veracity, humor, wisdom, and love, Charles Bock navigates one family's unforgettable story - inspired by his own"--
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10462572
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813./6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.O3255
LC item number
A79 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Alice & Oliver : a novel, Charles Bock
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
Control code
20527012
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
399 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781400068388
Lccn
2015022303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Alice & Oliver : a novel, Charles Bock
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
Control code
20527012
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
399 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9781400068388
Lccn
2015022303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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