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The Resource Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld, (electronic resource)

Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld, (electronic resource)

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Eligible : a novel
Title
Eligible
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Curtis Sittenfeld
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Language
eng
Summary
From the "wickedly entertaining" ( USA Today ) Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife, comes a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice . Equal parts homage to Jane Austen and bold literary experiment, Eligible is a brilliant, playful, and delicious saga for the twenty-first century. This version of the Bennet family?and Mr. Darcy?is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help?and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible . At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving. Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible both honors and updates Austen's beloved tale. Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. Praise for Curtis Sittenfeld and Eligible "If there exists a more perfect pairing than Curtis Sittenfeld and Jane Austen, we dare you to find it. . . . Sittenfeld makes an already irresistible story even more beguiling and charming." ? Elle "Sittenfeld is an obvious choice to re-create Jane Austen's comedy of manners. [She] is a master at dissecting social norms to reveal the truths of human nature underneath." ?The Millions "A delightful romp for not only Austen devotees but also lovers of romantic comedies and sly satire, as well . . . Bestselling Sittenfeld plus Jane Austen? What more could mainstream fiction readers ask for?" ? Booklist (starred review) "Sittenfeld adeptly updates and channels Austen's narrative voice?the book is full of smart observations on gender and money. . . . A clever retelling of an old-fashioned favorite." ?Publishers Weekly "Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one." ?The Washington Post "Sittenfeld is popular but intellectual, accessible but mysterious and, above all?a perspective chameleon with an uncanny ability to enter the minds of callow prep school outcasts and devotedly compromising first ladies alike." ?NPR's All Things Considered "[Sittenfeld] is a master of dramatic irony, creating fully realized social worlds before laying waste to her heroines' understanding of them. . . . Her prose [is] a rich delight." ?The Boston Globe From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Love, sex, and relationships in contemporary Cincinnati provide an incisive social commentary set in the framework of Pride and Prejudice. Sittenfeld’s inclusion of a Bachelor-like reality show is a brilliant parallel to the scrutiny placed on characters in the neighborhood balls of Jane Austen’s novel, and readers will have no question about the crass nature of the younger Bennets, or the pride—and prejudice—of the heroine. -- Leslie DeLooze for LibraryReads
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466733
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B@L
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I94
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld, (electronic resource)
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http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=06A08B32-44F4-481F-9D05-8F594FDD558E
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Publication
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ocn945556545
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780007486304
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
  • 5912F585-E2EF-4295-BB1A-AE71A77E8E2F
  • 06A08B32-44F4-481F-9D05-8F594FDD558E
System control number
(OCoLC)945556545
Label
Eligible : a novel, Curtis Sittenfeld, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=06A08B32-44F4-481F-9D05-8F594FDD558E
Publication
Control code
ocn945556545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780007486304
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
  • 5912F585-E2EF-4295-BB1A-AE71A77E8E2F
  • 06A08B32-44F4-481F-9D05-8F594FDD558E
System control number
(OCoLC)945556545

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