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Same as it ever was / Claire Lombardo.

"Julia Ames, after a youth marked by upheaval and emotional turbulence, has found herself on the placid plateau of mid-life. But Julia has never navigated the world with the equanimity of her current privileged class. Having nearly derailed herself several times, making desperate bids for the kind of connection that always felt inaccessible to her, she finally feels, at age fifty seven, that she has a firm handle on things. She's unprepared, though, for what comes next: a surprise announcement from her straight-arrow son, an impending separation from her spikey teenaged daughter, and a seductive resurgence of the past, all of which threaten to draw her back into the patterns that had previously kept her on a razor's edge. Same As It Ever Was traverses the rocky terrain of real life, --exploring new avenues of maternal ambivalence, intergenerational friendship, and the happenstantial cause-and-effect that governs us all. Delving even deeper into the nature of relationships--how they grow, change, and sometimes end--Lombardo proves herself a true and definitive cartographer of the human heart and asserts herself among the finest novelists of her generation."--

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  • ISBN: 9780385549554
  • ISBN: 0385549555
  • Physical Description: 498 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2024.
Subject: Families > Fiction.
Middle-aged persons > Fiction.
Midlife crisis > Fiction.
Mother and child > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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  • 0 of 4 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Palmerton Area Library.


  • 9 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Palmerton Area Library New Fic F L83 (Text) 65000000085334 Adult Fiction Checked Out 08/16/2024

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