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The Resource An Unnecessary Woman

An Unnecessary Woman

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An Unnecessary Woman
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An Unnecessary Woman
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Summary
Winner of the California Book AwardFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardFinalist for the National Book Award“Beautiful and absorbing."—New York TimesAn Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman's late-life crisis, which garnered a wave of rave reviews and love letters to Alameddine's cranky yet charming septuagenarian protagonist, Aaliya, a character you “can't help but love" (NPR). Aaliya's insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. Here, the gifted Rabih Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of one woman's life in the Middle East and an enduring ode to literature and its power to define who we are.“A paean to the transformative power of reading, to the intellectual asylum from one's circumstances found in the life of the mind."—LA Review of Books“[The novel] throbs with energy...[Aaliya's] inventive way with words gives unfailing pleasure, no matter how dark the events she describes, how painful the emotions she reveals."—Washington Post
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dictionaries
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An Unnecessary Woman
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OVERDRIVE:76a9803a-478f-4100-b58e-32836bc3f145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780802192875
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An Unnecessary Woman
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76a9803a-478f-4100-b58e-32836bc3f145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802192875
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      2712 Nederland Ave., Nederland, TX, 77627, US
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