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The woman upstairs

Author: Claire Messud
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2013.
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : English : Large Print editionView all editions and formats
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Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago abandoned her dream to be a successful artist. Instead she has become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and Nora is drawn into the complex world of his glamorous and cosmopolitan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Messud
ISBN: 9781410459596 1410459594
OCLC Number: 829099181
Description: 461 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Responsibility: Claire Messud.

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Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago abandoned her dream to be a successful artist. Instead she has become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale, and Nora is drawn into the complex world of his glamorous and cosmopolitan family. As happiness explodes her boundaries, Nora discovers in herself an unprecedented ferocity that puts her sense of self at stake.

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