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A perfect life : a novel / Eileen Pollack.

Pollack, Eileen, 1956- author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon F POL (Text) 34330513039702 Adult - General Fiction Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville FIC POL (Text) 37323005266054 FICTION Available -
Princeton Public Library - Princeton Fic Pollack (Text) 30890000602811 Adult Books Upper level Available -
Rochester Library FIC POL (Text) 33187004063984 Fiction (adult) - R Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062419170
  • ISBN: 006241917X
  • Physical Description: 375 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A young researcher at MIT, Jane Weiss is obsessed with finding the genetic marker for Valentine’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder. Her pursuit is deeply personal—Valentine’s killed her mother, and she and her freewheeling sister, Laurel, could be genetic carriers; each has a fifty percent chance of developing the disease. Having seen firsthand the devastating effect Valentine’s had on her parents’ marriage, Jane is terrified she might become a burden on whomever she falls in love with and so steers clear of romantic entanglement. Then, the summer before her father’s second wedding, Jane falls hard for her future stepbrother, Willie. But Willie’s father also died from Valentine’s, raising the odds that their love will end in tragedy. When Willie bolts at a crucial moment in their relationship, Jane becomes obsessed with finding the genetic marker to the disease that threatens both their families. But if she succeeds in making history, will she and her sister have the courage to face the truth this newfound knowledge could hold for their lives?
Subject: Women biologists > Fiction.
Genetic disorders > Fiction.
Genetic markers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Love stories.

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