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The Resource The Pleasing Hour

The Pleasing Hour

Label
The Pleasing Hour
Title
The Pleasing Hour
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Summary
The award-winning novel of a young American girl in France—hailed as "an impressive debut" that is "written with quiet, lyric forcefulness" (Elle). A New York Times Notable Book Young, inexperienced, and fleeing a terrible personal loss, Rosie—the new au pair to the Tivot family estate in France—finds herself ill at ease when trying to connect with Nicole, the cool, distant, and beautifully polished mother of the three children she cares for. There is something about the woman that both fascinates and unnerves Rosie. The same is true of the rest of the Tivot clan. Nicole's dissatisfied husband, Marc, and their children all seem to be caught in an unending struggle against each other for love and acceptance. Only when Rosie is sent to care for Nicole's now-elderly guardian—the storyteller of the family's secrets—does she finally discover the truth. There, Rosie will learn of a past darkened by war, duplicity, and a tragedy that still resonates in the Tivot's lives . . . With this novel of family, betrayal, and the naïveté of youth, Lily King has spun a story that is "powerful . . . splendid . . . [and all] so assured that it's hard to believe the book itself is her debut" (The New York Times Book Review). "Expertly constructed, full of surprises, superbly paced and sweetly sad, King's book hardly reads like a first novel." —Publishers Weekly
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King, Lily
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dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
Label
The Pleasing Hour
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:d072bbb4-3a8f-4438-8960-80e564b214cb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802197863
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Pleasing Hour
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d072bbb4-3a8f-4438-8960-80e564b214cb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802197863
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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