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Pretend we are lovely : a novel

Title
Pretend we are lovely : a novel / Noley Reid.
Author
Reid, Noley,
Publication
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2017.
Electronic Resource
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Description
1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 53 min., 08 sec.)) : digital.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Audiobooks.
  • Downloadable audio books.
  • Fiction.
ISBN
  • 9780525492269
  • 0525492267
Author
Reid, Noley, author.
Title
Pretend we are lovely : a novel / Noley Reid.
Publisher
[New York] : Random House Audio, 2017.
Edition
Unabridged.
Playing Time
075308
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Performer
Read by MacLeod Andrews, Abigail Revasch, Jorjeana Marie and Brittany Pressley.
Summary
It's the summer of 1982 in Blacksburg, Virginia--seven years after the suspicious death of a son and sibling--and the Sobel family is hungry. Francie dresses in tennis skirts and ankle socks and weighs her grams of allotted carrots and iceberg lettuce. Her semi-estranged husband Tate prefers a packed fridge and hidden doughnuts. Daughters Enid, ten, and Vivvy, almost thirteen, are subtler versions of their parents, measuring their summer vacation by meals had or meals skipped. But at summer's end, secrets both old and new emerge and Francie disappears, leaving the family teetering on the brink. Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, Pretend We Are Lovely is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit. At its core is the ever-complicated and deeply-devoted bond of sisterhood as the girls, left mostly to their own devices, must navigate their way through middle school, find comfort in each other, and learn the difference between food and nourishment.
Source of description
Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed July 31, 2017).
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Andrews, MacLeod, narrator.
Revasch, Abigail, narrator.
Marie, Jorjeana, narrator.
Pressley, Brittany, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
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eNYPL Audio
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