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The Resource An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer, (electronic resource)

An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer, (electronic resource)

Label
An available man : a novel
Title
An available man
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Hilma Wolitzer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. When Edward Schuyler, a modest and bookish sixty-two-year-old science teacher, is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. There are plenty of unattached women around, but a healthy, handsome, available man is a rare and desirable creature. Edward receives phone calls from widows seeking love, or at least lunch, while well-meaning friends try to set him up at dinner parties. Even an attractive married neighbor offers herself to him. The problem is that Edward doesn't feel available. He's still mourning his beloved wife, Bee, and prefers solitude and the familiar routine of work, gardening, and bird-watching. But then his stepchildren surprise him by placing a personal ad in The New York Review of Books on his behalf. Soon the letters flood in, and Edward is torn between his loyalty to Bee's memory and his growing longing for connection. Gradually, reluctantly, he begins dating ("dating after death," as one correspondent puts it), and his encounters are variously startling, comical, and sad. Just when Edward thinks he has the game figured out, a chance meeting proves that love always arrives when it's least expected. With wit, warmth, and a keen understanding of the heart, An Available Man explores aspects of loneliness and togetherness, and the difference in the options open to men and women of a certain age. Most of all, the novel celebrates the endurance of love, and its thrilling capacity to bloom anew. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. "Funny, wise and touching."'The Washington Post "Wonderful . . . [Hilma] Wolitzer's vision of the world, for all its sorrow, is often hilarious and always compassionate."'The New York Times Book Review "Smart and poignant, An Available Man explores some universal truths'that the past is never past, life is for the living, and dating is really, really hard."'O: The Oprah Magazine "Charming . . . Wolitzer is a champ at the closely observed, droll novel of manners."'NPR "[Hilma Wolitzer is an] American literary treasure."'The Boston Globe "A deeply satisfying story of love lost and found."'Bookreporter
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O563
LC item number
W655 2013
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780345527561
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00151781
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An available man : a novel, Hilma Wolitzer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780345527561
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00151781
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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