Coverart for item
The Resource A country road, a tree : a novel, Jo Baker, (text large print)

A country road, a tree : a novel, Jo Baker, (text large print)

Label
A country road, a tree : a novel
Title
A country road, a tree
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jo Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer--Samuel Beckett--whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war. When war breaks out in Europe in 1939, a young, unknown writer journeys from his home in neutral Ireland to conflict-ridden Paris and is drawn into the maelstrom. With him we experience the hardships yet stubborn vibrancy at the heart of Europe during the Nazis' rise to power; his friendships with James Joyce and other luminaries; his quietly passionate devotion to the Frenchwoman who will become his lifelong companion; his secret work for the French Resistance and narrow escapes from the Gestapo; his flight from occupied Paris to the countryside; and the rubble of his life after liberation. And through it all we are witness to workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express his experience of this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into timeless art"--
Summary
Samuel Beckett is a young writer living in Paris, intoxicated by new friendships with James Joyce and the other writers and artists making the vibrant city their creative home. But when war breaks out in 1939, he puts his life in mortal danger and joins the Resistance. The novel illuminates how his extraordinary literary gift is forged by war.
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466728
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A country road, a tree : a novel, Jo Baker, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
919105606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
448 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780399567582
System control number
(OCoLC)919105606
Label
A country road, a tree : a novel, Jo Baker, (text large print)
Publication
Control code
919105606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
448 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780399567582
System control number
(OCoLC)919105606

Library Locations

  • Arapahoe Library DistrictBorrow it
    12855 E Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO, 80112
    39.578124 -104.839077
  • Castlewood LibraryBorrow it
    6739 South Uinta Street, Centennial, CO, 80112
    39.594664 -104.894003
  • Davies LibraryBorrow it
    303 Third Avenue, Deer Trail, CO, 80105
    39.611227 -104.042075
  • Kelver LibraryBorrow it
    404 East Front Street, Byers, CO, 80103
    39.708307 -104.218269
  • Koelbel LibraryBorrow it
    5955 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO, 80121
    39.608933 -104.923621
  • May LibraryBorrow it
    1471 South Parker Road, Denver, CO, 80231
    39.689929 -104.891306
  • Sheridan LibraryBorrow it
    3425 West Oxford Avenue, Denver, CO, 80236
    39.642287 -105.031003
  • Smoky Hill LibraryBorrow it
    5430 South Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO, 80015
    39.618093 -104.767532
  • Southglenn LibraryBorrow it
    6972 South Vine Street, Centennial, CO, 80122
    39.590567 -104.963761
Processing Feedback ...