Big girl: a novel
In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.
A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father's belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City.
Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn't be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister's future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point.
Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.
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|Grouping Title||big girl|
|Grouping Author||steel danielle|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-06-18 14:04:46PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-06-18 14:05:43PM|
|auth_author2||McInerney, Kathleen, actress.|
|author2-role||Brilliance Audio (Firm)., Findaway World, LLC., McInerney, Kathleen,actress., Playaway Digital Audio.|
|available_at_catalog||Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Donelson - Adult Audiobook, Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Madison - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Audiobook|
|display_description||In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria Dawson loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her sister, Gracie, and when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point in Victoria's life.|
|format_catalog||Book, CD audio book, Playaway, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780385343183, 9780440245216, 9780440339526, 9780739377635, 9781423388241, 9781441848611|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, CD audio book, Playaway|
|local_callnumber_catalog||CD AUDIO Fiction Steel, Fiction Steel, Fiction Steel Large Type, PLAYAWAY Fiction Steel|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Donelson, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000342053|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Delacorte Press,|c2010.|323 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000345640|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Brilliance Audio,|p2010.|9 sound discs (10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000347036|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|, p2009.|1 sound media player (ca. 11 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000353837|Book|Books|1st large print ed.|English|Random House Large Print,|2010.|432 p. (large print) ; 24 cm., overdrive:5689c64a-fb1e-4bb3-8ad2-3808d0fc9ec9|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2010||
|series||Brilliance Audio on compact disc|
|series_with_volume||Brilliance Audio on compact disc||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Large type books, Overweight women -- Fiction, Parent and child -- Fiction, Self-realization in women -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction|
|title_display||Big girl : a novel|
|title_full||Big Girl A Novel, Big girl : a novel / Danielle Steel, Big girl [sound recording] : a novel / Danielle Steel, Big girl [sound recording] : a novel / by Danielle Steel, Big girl [text (large print) : a novel / Danielle Steel|
|title_short||Big girl :|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Fiction, Large type books, Overweight women, Parent and child, Romance, Self-realization in women, Young women|