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We all want impossible things : a novel / Catherine Newman.

Summary:

Edith and Ashley have been best friends for over forty-two years. They’ve shared the mundane and the momentous together: trick or treating and binge drinking; Gilligan’s Island reruns and REM concerts; hickeys and heartbreak; surprise Scottish wakes; marriages, infertility, and children. As Ash says, “Edi’s memory is like the back-up hard drive for mine.” But now the unthinkable has happened. Edi is dying of ovarian cancer and spending her last days at a hospice near Ash, who stumbles into heartbreak surrounded by her daughters, ex(ish) husband, dear friends, a poorly chosen lover (or two), and a rotating cast of beautifully, fleetingly human hospice characters. As The Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack blasts all day long from the room next door, Edi and Ash reminisce, hold on, and try to let go. Meanwhile, Ash struggles with being an imperfect friend, wife, and parent—with life, in other words, distilled to its heartbreaking, joyful, and comedic essence. For anyone who’s ever lost a friend or had one. Get ready to laugh through your tears. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063230897
  • ISBN: 0063230895
  • Physical Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2022.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Terminally ill > Fiction.
Hospice care > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Wornstaff Library.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Wornstaff Library F NEW (Text) 30011000639626 Fiction Checked out 02/16/2023


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