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Author Smith, Laura, 1986- author.

Title The art of vanishing : a memoir of wanderlust / Laura Smith.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  305.42 SMI    AVAILABLE
Description 261 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "At twenty-five, as her wedding date approached, [the author] began to feel trapped ... by the unsettling idea that it was hard to be at once married and free. [She] wanted her life to be different. She wanted her marriage to be different. And she found in the strangely captivating story of another restless young woman determined to live without constraints both an enticement and a challenge, Barbara Newhall Follett ... [who] in December 1939, when she was not much older than Laura, walked out of her apartment ... and vanished without a trace. [This memoir] is a riveting mystery and a piercing exploration of marriage and convention that asks deep and uncomfortable questions: Why do we give up on our childhood dreams? Is marriage a golden noose? Must we find ourselves in the same row houses with Pottery Barn lamps telling our kids to behave? "
Processing Action dust jacket housed 20180607 polyester film pda MCR-S
Subject Follett, Barbara Newhall, 1914-1939.
Follett, Barbara Newhall, 1914-1939. (OCoLC)fst01965325
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Subject Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Wives -- United States -- Biography.
Missing persons -- United States -- Biography.
Missing persons -- Investigation -- United States -- Case studies.
Sex role.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Self-actualization (Psychology.)
Identity (Psychology.)
Travel -- Psychological aspects.
Adventure and adventurers -- United States -- Biography.
Voyages and travels.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships.
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Marriage. (OCoLC)fst01010443
Missing persons. (OCoLC)fst01023702
Missing persons -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01023707
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Wives. (OCoLC)fst01176420
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
ISBN 9780399563584 (hardcover)
039956358X (hardcover)

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