The Woman Upstairs, Messud, Claire

The Woman Upstairs

Authors: Messud, Claire
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC019000, FIC048000
ISBN: 9780307962409, Related ISBNs: 0307401162, 0307401170, 0307596907, 0307743764, 0307913600
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 272
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this New York Times bestselling novel is the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and abandoned by a desire for a world beyond her own.

Nora Eldridge is a reliable, but unremarkable, friend and neighbor, always on the fringe of other people’s achievements. But the arrival of the Shahid family—dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar, glamorous Sirena, an Italian artist, and their son, Reza—draws her into a complex and exciting new world. Nora’s happiness pushes her beyond her boundaries, until Sirena’s careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.


New York Times Book Review Notable Book • A Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year • A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book • A Huffington Post Best Book • A Boston GlobeBest Book of the Year • A Kirkus Best Fiction Book • A Goodreads Best Book

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