Fuquay-Varina Community Library will be unavailable as a hold pickup location until Sept. 20. The library will reopen at its new location Sept. 22.
Wendell Community Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 23 - Friday, Oct. 4, for a mini makeover. It will reopen Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Status:
Available from OverDrive
More Details
Published:
HarperCollins 2013
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/25/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062213846
ASIN:
B009NF6ZMU
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection43
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Andrew Sean Greer. (2013). The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Andrew Sean Greer. 2013. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel. HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Andrew Sean Greer, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel. HarperCollins, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Andrew Sean Greer. The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells: A Novel. HarperCollins, 2013. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
e13deb30-96cf-a0f6-8ac1-2f784d2be15c
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 23, 2014 15:36:18
Date Updated:
Sep 18, 2019 13:11:15
Last Metadata Check:
Sep 18, 2019 13:11:17
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 09, 2019 06:53:37
Last Availability Check:
Sep 18, 2019 13:11:18
Last Availability Change:
Sep 18, 2019 11:50:12
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Sep 19, 2019 07:29:46

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/04B/9B3/D3/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/04B/9B3/D3/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062213846
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B009NF6ZMU
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062213846
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Andrew Sean Greer
title
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
dateAdded
2013-06-28T00:32:22.2-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=426&titleID=1085390
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Wake County Public Libraries (NC)
          • id: 1893
sortTitle
Impossible Lives of Greta Wells A Novel
crossRefId
1085390
subtitle
A Novel
id
04b9b3d3-b4be-4728-9481-e705fe640655
starRating
3.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0293-1/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0293-1/04B/9B3/D3/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0293-1/04B/9B3/D3/{04B9B3D3-B4BE-4728-9481-E705FE640655}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: ImpossibleLivesofGretaWells9780062213846
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1657803
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062213846
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 31
            • type: Printing
            • value: 31
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 1
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 06/25/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/impossible-lives-of?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ImpossibleLivesofGretaWells9780062213846
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B009NF6ZMU
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 06/25/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/impossible-lives-of?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ImpossibleLivesofGretaWells9780062213846
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780062213846
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 06/25/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/impossible-lives-of?.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Greer, Andrew Sean
      • bioText:

        Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was a Today book club selection and received a California Book Award. He lives in San Francisco.

      • name: Andrew Sean Greer
imprint
Ecco
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDate
2013-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
06/25/2013
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

1985. 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.

During the course of her treatment, Greta cycles between her own time and alternate lives in 1918, where she is a bohemian adulteress, and 1941, which transforms her into a devoted mother and wife. Separated by time and social mores, Greta's three lives are remarkably similar, fraught with familiar tensions and difficult choices. Each reality has its own losses, its own rewards, and each extracts a different price. And the modern Greta learns that her alternate selves are unpredictable, driven by their own desires and needs.

As her final treatment looms, questions arise: What will happen once each Greta learns how to...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
fullDescription

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?

sortTitle
Impossible Lives of Greta Wells A Novel
crossRefId
1085390
subtitle
A Novel
popularity
1041
publisher
HarperCollins
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BLQAAAA2a/products/04b9b3d3-b4be-4728-9481-e705fe640655/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
04b9b3d3-b4be-4728-9481-e705fe640655
starRating
3.7
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.