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Mrs. Everything : a novel

Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Atria Books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history--and herstory--as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives"--
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Novels
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiner, Jennifer, author.
Mrs. Everything
New York : Atria Books, 2019
(DLC) 2018058465
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Weiner
ISBN: 9781501133480 1501133489 9781501133497 1501133497
OCLC Number: 1078953677
Description: 466 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Weiner.

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"A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history--and herstory--as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives"--

Growing up in 1950s Detroit, Jo and Bethie Kaufman's roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture, up for anything-- except settling down. Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after? -- adapted from jacket

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