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Tell the machine goodnight / Katie Williams.

Available copies

  • 2 of 6 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library FIC WIL (Text) 35146002098044 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 11/30/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525533122 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
Pearl's job is to make people happy. Every day, she provides customers with personalized recommendations for greater contentment. She's good at her job, her office manager tells her, successful. But how does one measure an emotion? Meanwhile, there's Pearl's teenage son, Rhett. A sensitive kid who has forged an unconventional path through adolescence, Rhett seems to find greater satisfaction in being unhappy. The very rejection of joy is his own kind of "pursuit of happiness." As his mother, Pearl wants nothing more than to help Rhett - but is it for his sake or for hers? Certainly it would make Pearl happier. Regardless, her son is one person whose emotional life does not fall under the parameters of her job - not as happiness technician, and not as mother, either.
Subject: Self-realization > Fiction.
Happiness > Fiction.

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