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The Resource Young Jane Young : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin

Young Jane Young : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin

Label
Young Jane Young : a novel
Title
Young Jane Young
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Zevin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Young Jane Young's heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late night talk show punchline; she is slut shamed, labeled as fat and ugly, and considered a blight on politics in general. How does one go on after this? In Aviva's case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She tries to start over as a wedding planner, to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A. For in our age, Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past, that everything you've done will live on for everyone to know about for all eternity. And it's only a matter of time until Aviva's daughter, Ruby, finds out who her mother was, and is, and must decide whether she can still respect her. Following three generations of women, plus the wife of the Congressman, YOUNG JANE YOUNG is a sympathetic, smart, funny, and very moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age. Told in varying voices and emails and even a Choose Your Own Adventure section, it captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women"--
Summary
Aviva Grossman was involved in a relationship with her boss, who just happened to be a member of Congress. She becomes ostracized as her name is associated with scandal and reinvents herself as Jane Young. She has a daughter, Ruby, who decides to run away to look for her father. Ruby learns things are not always what they seem. I loved Zevin’s engaging style. The characters are flawed and real. You are rooting for them until the end. -- <b>Audra Bartholomew for LibraryReads</b>
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10573000
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Young Jane Young : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781616205041
Lccn
2017002944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20170816-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn967202848
  • (OCoLC)967202848
  • 470738
  • 485689
  • 485689
Label
Young Jane Young : a novel, Gabrielle Zevin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781616205041
Lccn
2017002944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20170816-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn967202848
  • (OCoLC)967202848
  • 470738
  • 485689
  • 485689

Library Locations

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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
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