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The interruption of everything : a novel

The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself.

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  • "The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall postponed dreams, and reinvents her marriage, friendships, family, and self."
  • "The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself."@en
  • "The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself."
  • "As Marilyn approaches middle-age, we follow her struggle to discover herself outside the constraints of a passionless marriage, a demanding family and an ever-growing list of dreams deferred. With three children in college, a husband who suffers from destructive professional and personal inertia, a demanding mother-in-law, a senile mother and a drug-addicted sister, Marilyn has more on her plate than she expected at this stage of the game. Torn between taking care of her friends and family and attending to her own needs, she's faced with choices, like deciding to finish her graduate degree, that never before seemed hers to make. Along the way, supporting characters like Marilyn's feisty little niece and supportive-yet-opinionated best friends Paulette and Bunny add humor and depth to our heroine's character. And as always, McMillan does a flawless job of incorporating humor into even the most traumatic situations, as evidenced by a scene in which Marilyn ends up babysitting her hairdresser's children while waiting twelve hours for new braids. ("At three, Blue has to make a run. Orange has to go to the bank to get a money order. I ask Lexus to find me a Pamper and I take the baby in the bathroom.")."
  • "An African-American woman in her forties discovers that the unplanned life may be the best."
  • "Marilyn Grimes is a wife, a mother, a sister, and a daughter. Today, she?s decided to make changes in her life, to do something different. Today, Marilyn Grimes has finally decided to be herself. First, she has to find out who that is."@en
  • "Since Terry McMillan's breakout novel, Waiting to Exhale , surged onto the bestseller lists, her irreverent, hilarious, and pitch-perfect tales of women's lives and contemporary issues have captivated critics and readers alike. With The Interruption of Everything , McMillan takes on the fault lines of midlife and family life and reminds us once again of the redeeming power of friendship. Marilyn Grimes, wife and mother of three, has made a career of deferring her dreams to build a suburban California home and lifestyle with her workaholic husband, Leon. She also troubleshoots for her grown kids, cares for her live-in mother-in-law (and elderly poodle, Snuffy), keeps tabs on her girlfriends Paulette and Bunny and her own aging mother and foster sister and holds down a part- time job. But at forty-four, Marilyn's got too much on her plate and nothing to feed her passion. She feels like she's about ready to jump. She's just not sure where. Highly entertaining, deeply human, a page-turner full of heart and soul, this time McMillan turns her eye to the question of how one woman can start putting her own needs higher on the to-do list while not shortchanging those she loves. The Interruption of Everything is a triumphant testament to the fact that the detour is the path, and living life "by the numbers" never quite adds up."
  • "aMarilyn Grimes is a wife, a mother, a sister, and a daughter. Today, she's decided to make changes in her life, to do something different. Today, Marilyn Grimes has finally decided to be herself. First, she has to find out who that is."
  • "In her forties, bored to tears, and feeling the strain of having raised three children, Marilyn Grimes is facing up to the menopause. But when she finds out that her hormonal mood swings have not been caused by the midlife change, and that she is in fact pregnant, her life is about to change dramatically. Originally published: 2005."@en
  • "The critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Waiting to Exhale takes on the fault lines of midlife and family life, and reminds us once again of the redeeming power of friendship in a highly entertaining, deeply human page-turner."@en

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  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@es
  • "Fiction"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "General fiction"@en
  • "Domestic fiction"@en

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  • "The interruption of everything : a novel"@en
  • "השיבוש של הכול"
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  • "La Interrupción de todo"
  • "ha-Shibush shel ha-kol"
  • "The interruption of everything[text large print]"@en
  • "La interrupción de todo"
  • "La interrupción de todo"@es
  • "THE INTERRUPTION OF EVERYTHING"
  • "The interruption of everything"
  • "The interruption of everything"@en
  • "Pasmat sekaisin"@fi
  • "The interruption of everything : [a novel]"
  • "The Interruption of Everything"@en
  • "The Interruption of Everything"
  • "Tochka na prekŭsvane : roman"
  • "The Interruption of everything : a Novel"@en
  • "The Interruption of everything a novel"

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