Louisa meets Bear
When Louisa and Bear meet at Princeton in 1975, sparks fly. Louisa is the sexually adventurous daughter of a geneticist, Bear the volatile son of a plumber. They dive headfirst into a passionate affair that will alter the course of their lives, changing how they define themselves in the years and relationships that follow. Lisa Gornick's Louisa Meets Bear is a gripping novel in interconnected stories from an author whose work "starts off like a brush fire and then engulfs and burns with fury" ( The Huffington Post ).
Reading Louisa Meets Bear is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, as we uncover the subtle and startling connections between new characters and the star-crossed lovers. We meet a daughter who stabs her mother when she learns the truth about her father, a wife who sees herself clearly after finding a man dead on her office floor, a mother who discovers a girl in her teenage son's bed. Each character is striking, each rendered with Gornick's trademark sympathy and psychological acuity. We follow them over the course of a half century, from San Francisco to New York City and from Guatemala to Venice, through pregnancies, tragedies, and revelations, until we return to Louisa and Bear.
With flawed and deeply human characters, and piercing insight into the lives of women, Louisa Meets Bear grapples with whether we can--or can't--choose how and whom we love.
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|Grouping Title||louisa meets bear|
|Grouping Author||gornick lisa|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-08 23:55:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-09 01:00:38AM|
|author||Gornick, Lisa, 1956-|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"A collection of linked short stories tracking an ensemble of interconnected characters from 1961 to the present, from the author of Tinderbox"--|
|item_details||ils:CARL0000462756|35192047581180|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Gornick|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN|||
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000462756|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2015.|303 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Families -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Short stories, American, Women -- Psychology -- Fiction|
|title_display||Louisa meets Bear|
|title_full||Louisa meets Bear / Lisa Gornick|
|title_short||Louisa meets Bear|
|topic_facet||Families, Interpersonal relations, Psychology, Short stories, American, Women|