The Office of Desire

The Office of Desire

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
From the author of the runaway bestselling novel Best Friends, a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others.

Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs-three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment-ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another. As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift. Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Warm, moving, and witty, The Off ice of Desire offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office.

Baker & Taylor
Having developed a close friendship through their work at an Ohio medical practice, Alicia, Brice, and Caroline find their personal and professional dynamics dramatically shifting when Alicia begins an affair with one of their employers.

Blackwell North Amer
Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs - three close friends who have been brought together through their jobs at the cozy small-town medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub. A nurse, an office manager, a receptionist, and two male doctors, these are five very different people who, working closely for years, have become indispensable fixtures in one another's lives. The doctors couldn't be more different, but they met in medical school and fell into partnership. Single mom Alicia, misfit Brice, and cancer survivor Caroline have been with them from the beginning. But when Alicia falls in love with one of the doctors, suddenly everything changes. A marriage, an illness, a romance, a death, a religious epiphany, a financial scandal - all of these individual events unfurl in the immediate wake of the newly charged environment and require the characters to redefine their roles in one another's lives.

Baker
& Taylor

Having developed a close friendship through their work at an Ohio medical practice, Alicia, Brice, and Caroline find their personal and professional dynamics dramatically shifting when Alicia begins an affair with one of their employers. By the author of Best Friends.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781594489495
1594489491
Branch Call Number: FIC MOO
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,24 cm.

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