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The Bowl is Already Broken

By Mary Kay Zuravleff

A big, rewarding novel about art, politics, family, terrorism, courage, and happiness.

Promise Whittaker, the diminutive but decisive acting director of the National Museum of Asian Art, is pregnant again--and that's just the beginning of her difficulties. Her mentor, the previous director, suddenly walked away from his job with no explanation, and now is on a dig somewhere in the Taklamakan desert. Her favorite curator has dropped their newest treasure, a bowl once owned by Thomas Jefferson, during the ceremony celebrating its acquisition. Another colleague, desperate for a son, has been embezzling from the museum to pay for her fertility treatments. And her far too handsome, far too elusive ancillary director is clearly up to no good.
Confronting challenge after challenge at work and at home, Promise is one of the most offbeat, original, winning characters in recent fiction. The Bowl Is Already Broken is all brains, all soul, and all heart--brimming with ideas, provocative, and deeply satisfying.

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Book

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Publish Date

2005

ISBN

0374115710


Format: Book
Author: Zuravleff, Mary Kay
Title: The bowl is already broken / Mary Kay Zuravleff.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Subject: Women museum directors -- Fiction. Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction. Pregnant women -- Fiction Art museums -- Fiction.
Isbn: 0374115710 (hardcover : alk. paper) 9780374115715
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Zuravleff
Oclc: 55948015
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Bib Id: 228426

Format: Book
Author: Zuravleff, Mary Kay
Title: The bowl is already broken / Mary Kay Zuravleff.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Description: 424 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Women museum directors -- Fiction.
Subjects: Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction.
Subjects: Pregnant women -- Fiction
Subjects: Art museums -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2004016073
ISBN: 0374115710 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780374115715
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Zuravleff