By Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss has a good job...a good-looking husband...an lovable daughter...and a secret.
Allison Weiss is a customary operating mom, attempting to stability a company, getting older mom and dad, a difficult daughter, and a wedding. but if the web site she develops takes to the air, she unearths herself challenged to the purpose of being thoroughly crushed. Her husband’s turning into far away, her daughter’s performing spoiled, her father is facing early Alzheimer’s, and her mother’s slightly dealing in any respect. As she struggles to carry her domestic and paintings lifestyles jointly, and meet the entire wishes of the folk round her, Allison unearths that the painkillers she used to be prescribed for a again harm aid her take care of greater than simply actual discomfort—they support her think calm and get her via her more and more tense days. yes, she concerns a piece that the bottles appear to empty a section swifter each one week, yet it’s in contrast to she’s a few Hollywood starlet partying all evening, or a homeless individual who’s misplaced every thing. It’s no longer as though she has an exact problem.
However, while Allison’s use will get to the purpose that she will be able to not control—or hide—it, she leads to a global she by no means proposal she’d adventure outdoor of a film theater: rehab. Amid the teenage heroin addicts, the alcoholic grandmothers, the barely-trained “recovery coaches,” and the advisors who appear to think that one mode of restoration matches all, Allison struggles to get her lifestyles again on the right track, while she’s convincing herself that she’s now not as undesirable off because the girls round her.
With a gleaming comedic contact and soft, true-to-life characterizations, All crumple is a story of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner’s richest, such a lot soaking up and well timed tale but.
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You must lend me these, Basil,’ he cried. ‘I want to learn them. ’ ‘Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don’t want a life-sized portrait of myself,’ answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool, in a wilful, petulant manner. When he caught sight of Lord Henry, a faint blush coloured his cheeks for a moment, and he started up. ’ ‘This is Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian, an old Oxford friend of mine. ’ ‘You have not spoiled my pleasure in meeting you, Mr. Gray,’ said Lord Henry, stepping forward and extending his hand.
Ian Small (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). –––– Studies in the History of Renaissance (), revised and expanded as The Renaissance (), repr. in The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry––The Text, ed. Donald L. Hill (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, ). Hill’s edition notes the textual variants in the four editions of The Renaissance that Pater published during his lifetime. Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars, ed. and trans. Catharine Edwards (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).
Basil, this is extraordinary! ’ Hallward got up from the seat, and walked up and down the garden. After some time he came back. ‘Harry,’ he said, ‘Dorian Gray is to me simply a motive in art. You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I ﬁnd him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. ’ asked Lord Henry. ‘Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry,* of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
All Fall Down: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner