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The life of the mind : a novel / Christine Smallwood.

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC SMALLWO (Text) 79361000121166 Adult Fiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville FIC SMA (Text) 39230032104927 Adult New Books Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC SMALLWOOD (Text) 32826014310833 New Books Checked out 07/06/2021
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg FIC SMA (Text) 39970001048346 FIC Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville FIC SMALLWOOD, CHRISTINE (Text) 33946003644361 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 07/03/2021
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW SMA (Text) 70743000180710 Adult Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC SMA (Text) 37323005535946 FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593229897
  • ISBN: 0593229894
  • Physical Description: 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Hogarth, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"As an adjunct professor of English with a draining and tedious course load, Dorothy feels "like a janitor in the temple who continued to sweep because she had no idea what else to do but who had lost her belief in the essential sanctity of the enterprise." No one but her partner knows that she's just had a miscarriage, not even her therapists--Dorothy being the kind of person who begins seeing a second because she's too conflict-averse to break things off with the first. It's not so much that Dorothy is ashamed of the miscarriage itself as she is of the sense of purpose the prospect of motherhood had provided, of how much she'd wanted it. The freedom not to be a mother is one of the victories of feminism. So why does she feel like a failure? (That's another thing she's ashamed of.) The Life of the Mind is a novel about endings: of youth, of aspirations, of possibility, of the illusion that our minds can ever free us from the tyranny of our bodies. And yet our minds are all we have to make sense of a world largely out of our control--which is to say our world; a world where things happen, but there is no plot. And so Dorothy must make do with what she has, as the weeks pass and the bleeding subsides. Often witty and consistently alive to how stories end and begin again, The Life of the Mind is a moving, darkly funny, and starkly original examination of how life, as they say, goes on."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women college teachers > Fiction.
Miscarriage > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Novels.

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