A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Format
Book
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781501194368, 1501194364, 9781501194375, 1501194372
Physical Desc
320 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Wadleigh Memorial Library - Fiction - Adult Fiction
F THOMPSON
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501194368, 1501194364, 9781501194375, 1501194372

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"From National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home comes a moving family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town. A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a poignant novel about three generations of the Wise family--Evelyn, Laura, and Grace--as they hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making. Evelyn set aside her career to marry, late, and motherhood never became her. Her daughter Laura felt this acutely and wants desperately to marry, but she soon discovers her husband Gabe to be a man who expects too much of everyone in his life, especially his musician son. Grace has moved out from Laura and Gabe's house, but can't seem to live up to her potential--whatever that might be. In A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl we see these women and their trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and infidelities; familial dysfunction; mortality. Spanning from World War II to the present, Thompson reveals a matrilineal love story that is so perfectly grounded in our time--a story of three women regressing, stalling, and yes, evolving, over decades. One of the burning questions she asks is: by serving her family, is a woman destined to repeat the mistakes of previous generations, or can she transcend the expectations of a place, and a time? Can she truly be free? Evelyn, Laura, and Grace are the glue that binds their family together. Tethered to their small Midwestern town--by choice or chance--Jean Thompson seamlessly weaves together the stories of the Wise women with humanity and elegance, through their heartbreaks, setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, J. (2018). A cloud in the shape of a girl: a novel (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, Jean, 1950-. 2018. A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl: A Novel. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, Jean, 1950-. A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl: A Novel Simon & Schuster, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Thompson, Jean. A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl: A Novel First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2018.

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