The Resource We could be beautiful : a novel, Swan Huntley

We could be beautiful : a novel, Swan Huntley

Label
We could be beautiful : a novel
Title
We could be beautiful
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Swan Huntley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A spellbinding psychological debut novel, Swan Huntley's We Could Be Beautiful is the story of a wealthy woman who has everything-and yet can trust no one. Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. She sees her personal trainer, she gets weekly massages, and occasionally she visits her mother and sister on the Upper East Side, but after two broken engagements and boyfriends who wanted only her money, she is haunted by the fear that she'll never have a family of her own. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection-his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer's), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth's old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: "We cannot trust anyone ..." Is William lying about his past' And if so, is Catherine willing to sacrifice their beautiful life in order to find the truth' Featuring a fascinating heroine who longs for answers but is blinded by her own privilege, We Could Be Beautiful is a glittering, seductive, utterly surprising story of love, money, greed, and family
Summary
Feeling empty in spite of the wealth that affords her a luxurious Manhattan apartment, designer accessories and fine art, Catherine West pursues a relationship with the son of a family friend who her Alzheimer's patient mother only remembers negatively
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485727
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huntley, Swan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.U5958
LC item number
W43 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Recorded Books, Inc
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialites
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Alzheimer's disease
Target audience
adult
Label
We could be beautiful : a novel, Swan Huntley
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2547259
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 23, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn952095753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385540605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00625577
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E8138A99-FAD3-470D-8F4D-CEEAEA074E8C
System control number
(OCoLC)952095753
Label
We could be beautiful : a novel, Swan Huntley
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2547259
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 23, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn952095753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385540605
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00625577
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E8138A99-FAD3-470D-8F4D-CEEAEA074E8C
System control number
(OCoLC)952095753

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