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Author Collette, Katherine, 1981- author.

Title The helpline : a novel / Katherine Collette.

Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Atria Books, 2019.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F COLLETTE    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F COLLETTE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F COLLETTE    DUE 12-31-20
 Nichols Adult Fiction Popular Picks  F COLLETTE    DUE 12-12-20
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Description 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Germaine Johnson doesn't need friends. She has her work and her Sudoku puzzles. Until, that is, an incident at her insurance company leaves her jobless--and it turns out that there are very few openings these days for senior mathematicians with zero people skills. Soon enough though, Germaine manages to secure a position at City Hall answering calls on the Senior Citizens Helpline. But it turns out that the mayor has something else in mind for Germaine: a secret project involving the troublemakers at the senior citizens center and their feud with the neighboring golf club--which happens to be run by the dashing yet disgraced national Sudoku champion, Don Thomas, a celebrity of the highest order to Germaine. Don and the mayor want the senior center closed down and at first, Germaine is dedicated to helping them out--it makes sense mathematically, after all. But when Germaine actually gets to know the group of elderly rebels at the senior center, they open her eyes to a life outside of boxes and numbers and for the first time ever, Germaine realizes she may have miscalculated. Filled with an eccentric, totally unique, and (occasionally) cranky cast of characters you can't help but love, The Helpline is a feel-good page-turner that will make you reexamine what it means to lead a happy life--and is bound to capture your heart along the way"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women mathematicians -- Fiction.
Older people -- Fiction.
Hotlines (Counseling) -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Vendetta -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Genre Humorous fiction.
ISBN 9781982111335 (hardback)
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