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The Resource Opening Belle : a novel, Maureen Sherry

Opening Belle : a novel, Maureen Sherry

Label
Opening Belle : a novel
Title
Opening Belle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Sherry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A whip-smart and funny novel told by a former Wall Street insider who reveals what it's like for a working woman to balance love, ambition, and family in a world of glamorous excess, outrageous risk-taking, and jaw-dropping sexism. In 2008, Isabelle--a self-made, thirty-something Wall Street star--appears to have it all: an Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband, and a high-powered job. But her reality is something else. Her trading desk work environment resembles a 1980s frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare and homecare still falls in Belle's already full lap. Enter Henry, the former college fiance she never quite got over; now a hedge fund mogul. He becomes her largest client, and Belle gets to see the life she might have had with him. While Henry campaigns to win Belle back, the sexually harassed women in her office take action to improve their working conditions, and recruit a wary Belle into a secret glass ceiling club whose goal is to mellow the cowboy banking culture and get equal pay for their work. All along, Belle can sense the financial markets heading toward their soon-to-be historic crash and that something has to give--and when it does, everything is going to change: her marriage, her career, her world, and her need to keep her colleagues' hands to themselves. From Maureen Sherry, a prize winning writer, a former Managing Director on Wall Street (who never signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left), Opening Belle takes readers into the adrenaline-fueled chaos of a Wall Street trading desk, the lavish parties, the lunch-time rendezvous, and ultimately into the heart of a woman who finds it easier to cook up millions at work than dinner at home
Summary
A self-made, thirty-something Wall Street star juggles the impossible demands of working in sexist environments and raising her children with a deadbeat husband while considering the life she may have had with her former fiancâe
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466957
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H46954
LC item number
O64 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Opening Belle : a novel, Maureen Sherry
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5772601
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781501110627
Lccn
2015024158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911518665
  • (OCoLC)911518665
Label
Opening Belle : a novel, Maureen Sherry
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5772601
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781501110627
Lccn
2015024158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911518665
  • (OCoLC)911518665

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