This beautiful life: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
More Details
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b98a3981-8492-97cb-8674-6a6a0104fadc
Grouping Title this beautiful life
Grouping Author schulman helen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-22 07:29:44AM
Last Indexed 2019-07-22 07:42:31AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Schulman, Helen
author_display Helen Schulman
available_at_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Eva H. Perry Regional
collection_catalog Adult Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction, Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction
display_description When their fifteen-year-old son Jake forwards a sexually explicit video of a thirteen-year-old girl to his friends, which then goes viral, the Bergmots find their social and professional lives in jeopardy and decide to fight back, resulting in disastrousconsequences. "When the Bergamots move from a comfortable upstate college town to New York City, they are not quite sure how they will adapt, or what to make of the strange new world of well-to-do Manhattan. Soon, though, Richard is consumed by his executive role at a large New York university, and Liz, who has traded in her academic career to oversee the lives of their children, is hectically ferrying young Coco around town. Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by a group of friends at Wildwood, an elite private school. But the upper-class cocoon in which they have enveloped themselves is ripped apart when Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned party and finds an email in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. Shocked, stunned, maybe a little proud, and scared--a jumble of adolescent emotion--he forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it's gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world. The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy"--Dust jacket flap.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id b98a3981-8492-97cb-8674-6a6a0104fadc
isbn 9780062024381, 9781481572002
item_details ils:620846|4827826|Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction|SCHULMAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, ils:620846|4827831|Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction|SCHULMAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CAM||, ils:620846|4827836|Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction|SCHULMAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, overdrive:c1946868-b6dd-45c8-b7f5-c228e5d46ae1|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
last_indexed 2019-07-22T11:42:31.23Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog SCHULMAN
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Eva H. Perry Regional
primary_isbn 9780062024381
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:620846|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Harper,|[2011]|222 pages ; 22 cm, overdrive:c1946868-b6dd-45c8-b7f5-c228e5d46ae1|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:c1946868-b6dd-45c8-b7f5-c228e5d46ae1 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:620846 4827831 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:620846 4827826 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:620846 4827836 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Electronic mail messages -- Fiction, Erotic films -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_display This beautiful life : a novel
title_full This Beautiful Life A Novel, This beautiful life : a novel / Helen Schulman
title_short This beautiful life :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Electronic mail messages, Erotic films, Families, Fiction, Literature