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Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber

Label
Secrets of happiness : a novel
Title
Secrets of happiness
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joan Silber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The novel begins with the character of Ethan, a lawyer living in New York City who tells us the story of his family's life just as they learn his father - a textile manufacturer who spent long trips throughout Asia - has fathered a secret family from a woman he met on one of his trips and set up in a house in Queens. From here, we move to different related characters as the novel expands outward to the woman, her sons, a few surprise relations, some unexpected twists and turns, ending the novel back with Ethan as he might finally learn the hard lessons of love, family, and, perhaps, happiness. What is the measure of a life well-lived, or well-loved? How connected are we to those around us and can happiness be found in acknowledging and embracing those connections, and what happens when they cannot be seen? What is the true value of family, however it is defined, and how can money and the pursuit of material things guide or obfuscate this equation?
Cataloging source
DLC
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Silber, Joan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Family secrets
  • Happiness
  • Extended families
Label
Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
21574676
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781640094451
Lccn
2020027885
Label
Secrets of happiness : a novel, Joan Silber
Publication
Control code
21574676
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9781640094451
Lccn
2020027885

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