Curbside Plus Services now include in-person appointments for computer use and other library services. Returned items are quarantined for 6 days before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.
 

The Linthicum Library will be closed from Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, November 4 for HVAC replacement. 

 

This beautiful life: a novel
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
New York : Harpercollins, c2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
222 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (S)
Description
"ThisBeautiful Life is a gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story offamily, dilemma, and consequence. . . . I read this book with white-knuckledurgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliantnovelist." --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Theevents of a single night shatter one family's sense of security and identity inthis provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama from Helen Schulman, theacclaimed author of A Day at the Beach and Out of Time. In thetradition of Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, and Laura Moriarty, Schulman crafts abrilliantly observed portrait of parenting and modern life, cunningly exploringour most deeply-held convictions and revealing the enduring strengths thatemerge in the face of crisis.

Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (S)
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
0062024388 (hdc.) :, 9780062024381 (hdc.) :, 9780062024398 (pbk.) :, 0062024396 (pbk.) :

Notes

Description
When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they are not quite sure how they will adapt, or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared, a jumble of adolescent emotion, he forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it has gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Schulman, H. (2011). This beautiful life: a novel. New York: Harpercollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Schulman, Helen. 2011. This Beautiful Life: A Novel. New York: Harpercollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Schulman, Helen, This Beautiful Life: A Novel. New York: Harpercollins, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Schulman, Helen. This Beautiful Life: A Novel. New York: Harpercollins, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
40f86755-9b88-0960-6c55-52b1777f516b
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeSep 01, 2020 11:30:36 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeOct 26, 2020 04:17:03 AM

MARC Record

LEADER02512cam a2200361Ia 4500
001a784905
003SIRSI
00520110805032604.0
008101012s2011    nyu           000 f eng d
040 |a BTCTA|b eng|c BTCTA|d YDXCP|d NSB|d FN4|d MLY|d ZS3
020 |a 0062024388 (hdc.) :|c $24.99
020 |a 9780062024381 (hdc.) :|c $24.99
020 |a 9780062024398 (pbk.) :|c $13.99
020 |a 0062024396 (pbk.) :|c $13.99
035 |a (OCoLC)670475828
050 4|a PS3569.C5385|b T45 2011
08204|a 813/.54|2 23
092 |a FICTION (S)
049 |a A2AA
1001 |a Schulman, Helen.
24510|a This beautiful life :|b a novel /|c Helen Schulman.
250 |a 1st ed.
260 |a New York :|b Harpercollins,|c c2011.
300 |a 222 p. ;|c 22 cm.
520 |a When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they are not quite sure how they will adapt, or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared, a jumble of adolescent emotion, he forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it has gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy.
650 0|a Families|z New York (State)|z New York|v Fiction.
651 0|a Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)|v Fiction.
938 |a Baker and Taylor|b BTCP|n BK0009322228
938 |a YBP Library Services|b YANK|n 3629214
994 |a C0|b A2A
930 |a 103864/csv pdf/103672
596 |a 5 13
999 |a FICTION (S)|w DEWEY|c 1|i 31997080295371|d 3/12/2020|e 3/5/2020|l A-FIC|m EAN|n 36|p $24.99|r Y|s Y|t A-FIC|u 8/10/2011|z ADULT