Mating for life : a novel
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New York : Washington Square Press, 2014.
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First Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Edition.
ISBN
9781476762029 (trade pbk.)
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315 pages ; 21 cm.
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Published
New York : Washington Square Press, 2014.
Edition
First Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781476762029 (trade pbk.)

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"Former folk singer Helen Sear was a feminist wild child who proudly disdained monogamy, raising three daughters, Liane, Ilsa and Fiona largely on her own. Now in her sixties, Helen has fallen in love with a traditional man who desperately wants to marry her--and while she's fearful of losing him, she's equally afraid she'll betray everything she's ever stood for if she goes through with it. Her youngest daughter, Liane, is in the heady early days of a relationship with the love of her life. But he has an ex-wife and two daughters--and her new role as "step-something" doesn't come with an instruction manual. Ilsa, an artist (and classic middle child), has broken away from a bohemian past and is fervently hoping her second marriage will stick. Yet her world feels like it is slowly shrinking--and she realizes she may need to break free again, even if it means disrupting the lives of her two young children. And then there's Fiona, the eldest sister, who has worked tirelessly to make her world pristine. When she discovers her husband has been harboring a huge secret, her own past becomes harder to ignore, and Fiona loses her tenuous grip on happiness. To get it back, she must face some truths that she'd rather keep buried, and alter the impossibly high expectations she's been holding everyone - including herself - up to. Interwoven with these narratives are glimpses of the lives of the women that surround Helen and her daughters: the first wife of Liane's great love; the girlfriend of a man Ilsa is drawn to; the young woman that Fiona's husband has kept a secret. Through these alternating perspectives, and with pitch-perfect honesty and heartwarming humor, Stapley explores sex, marriage, and how the many roles that women play are often at odds with each other"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stapley, M. (2014). Mating for life: a novel (First Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Edition.). Washington Square Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stapley, Marissa. 2014. Mating for Life: A Novel. Washington Square Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stapley, Marissa. Mating for Life: A Novel Washington Square Press, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stapley, Marissa. Mating for Life: A Novel First Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Edition., Washington Square Press, 2014.

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