The impossible lives of Greta Wells

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

From the critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Confessions of Max Tivoli comes The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, a rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported to the "other lives" she might have lived.

After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present. Whisked from the gas-lit streets and horse-drawn carriages of the West Village to a martini-fueled lunch at the Oak Room, in these other worlds, Greta finds her brother alive and well--though fearfully masking his true personality. And her former lover is now her devoted husband...but will he be unfaithful to her in this life as well? Greta Wells is fascinated by her alter egos: in 1941, she is a devoted mother; in 1918, she is a bohemian adulteress.

In this spellbinding novel by Andrew Sean Greer, each reality has its own losses, its own rewards; each extracts a different price. Which life will she choose as she wrestles with the unpredictability of love and the consequences of even her most carefully considered choices?

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780062213785
9780062283511
9780062213846
9781611739176
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e13deb30-96cf-a0f6-8ac1-2f784d2be15c
Grouping Title impossible lives of greta wells
Grouping Author greer andrew sean
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-22 22:53:45PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-22 23:54:20PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Greer, Andrew Sean.
author_display Greer, Andrew Sean
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Madison
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Richland Park
collection_catalog Fiction
Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Large Print
Hermitage - Adult Fiction
Madison - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Large Print
display_description "After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the breakup with her longtime lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she'd been born in different eras."--from publisher's description.
format_catalog Book
Large Print
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id e13deb30-96cf-a0f6-8ac1-2f784d2be15c
isbn 9780062213785
9780062213846
9780062283511
9781611739176
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000421361 35192044860132 Richland Park - Adult Large Print Fiction Greer Large Type 1 false false On Shelf RP
ils:CARL0000421361 35192044860124 Green Hills - Adult Large Print Fiction Greer Large Type 1 false false On Shelf GH
overdrive:04b9b3d3-b4be-4728-9481-e705fe640655 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
overdrive:4b2c06c5-ac40-47be-bae5-1aa07527a477 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307571 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Greer 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307480 Bellevue - Adult Fiction Fiction Greer 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307522 Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction Fiction Greer 1 false false On Shelf EP
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307613 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Greer 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307597 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Greer 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307639 Madison - Adult Fiction Fiction Greer 1 false false On Shelf MA
itype_catalog
Book
Large Print Book
last_indexed 2019-10-23T04:54:20.061Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Greer
Fiction Greer Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Madison
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Richland Park
primary_isbn 9780062213785
publishDate 2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000421361 Large Print Books Center Point large print edition. English Center Point Large Print, 2013. 333 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
overdrive:04b9b3d3-b4be-4728-9481-e705fe640655 eBook eBook English HarperCollins 2013
overdrive:4b2c06c5-ac40-47be-bae5-1aa07527a477 eAudiobook Audio Books English HarperAudio 2013
ils:CARL0000409658 Book Books 1st ed. English Ecco, c2013. 289 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000421361 35192044860132 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000421361 35192044860124 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:04b9b3d3-b4be-4728-9481-e705fe640655 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:4b2c06c5-ac40-47be-bae5-1aa07527a477 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307571 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307480 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307522 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307613 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307597 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000409658 35192044307639 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Depression in women -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Large type books
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Reincarnation -- Fiction
title_display The impossible lives of Greta Wells
title_full The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells A Novel
The impossible lives of Greta Wells / Andrew Sean Greer
The impossible lives of Greta Wells [text (large print)] / Andrew Sean Greer
title_short The impossible lives of Greta Wells
title_sub
topic_facet Depression in women
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Identity (Psychology)
Large type books
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Reincarnation