skip to content
They may not mean to, but they do Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

They may not mean to, but they do

Author: Cathleen Schine
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathleen Schine
ISBN: 9780374280130 0374280134
OCLC Number: 918995040
Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Cathleen Schine.

Abstract:

"Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. Cathleen Schin e's They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age.When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor, and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together"--

"A novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love from one of America's greatest comic novelists"--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/918995040> # They may not mean to, but they do
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "918995040" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/fiction_literary> ; # FICTION / Literary
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/fiction_family_life> ; # FICTION / Family Life
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/roman> ; # Roman
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/depression> ; # Depression
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/family_life> ; # Family life
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/man_woman_relationships> ; # Man-woman relationships
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/amerikanisches_englisch> ; # Amerikanisches Englisch
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/fiction_contemporary_women> ; # FICTION / Contemporary Women
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/families> ; # Families
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/old_age> ; # Old age
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Person/schine_cathleen> ; # Cathleen Schine
   schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2016" ;
   schema:description ""A novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love from one of America's greatest comic novelists"--"@en ;
   schema:description ""Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an antidepressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. Cathleen Schin e's They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a tender, sometimes hilarious intergenerational story about searching for where you belong as your family changes with age.When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. With sympathy, humor, and truth, Schine explores the intrusion of old age into a large and loving family. They May Not Mean To, but They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together"--"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2946709172> ;
   schema:genre "Humorous fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Domestic fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "They may not mean to, but they do"@en ;
   schema:productID "918995040" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374280130> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/918995040> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Person/schine_cathleen> # Cathleen Schine
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Schine" ;
   schema:givenName "Cathleen" ;
   schema:name "Cathleen Schine" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/amerikanisches_englisch> # Amerikanisches Englisch
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Amerikanisches Englisch"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/fiction_contemporary_women> # FICTION / Contemporary Women
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "FICTION / Contemporary Women"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/fiction_family_life> # FICTION / Family Life
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "FICTION / Family Life"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/fiction_literary> # FICTION / Literary
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "FICTION / Literary"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2946709172#Topic/man_woman_relationships> # Man-woman relationships
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Man-woman relationships"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780374280130>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:description "hardcover" ;
   schema:isbn "0374280134" ;
   schema:isbn "9780374280130" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.