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The Resource A gate at the stairs : a novel, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)

A gate at the stairs : a novel, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)

Label
A gate at the stairs : a novel
Title
A gate at the stairs
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lorrie Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"... As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer--his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous--has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed ..."--Publisher description
Summary
In the Midwest just after the September 11 attacks, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin comes of age amid such challenges as racism, the War on Terror, and cruelty in the name of love, as she leaves her family's farm to attend college and takes a part-time job as a nanny
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321320
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A gate at the stairs : a novel, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=59087C67-C72F-4B37-9697-71FC01FA20AE
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Publication
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Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Control code
464268202
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307273215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
59087C67-C72F-4B37-9697-71FC01FA20AE
System control number
(OCoLC)464268202
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1888 KB)
Label
A gate at the stairs : a novel, Lorrie Moore, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=59087C67-C72F-4B37-9697-71FC01FA20AE
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Control code
464268202
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780307273215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
59087C67-C72F-4B37-9697-71FC01FA20AE
System control number
(OCoLC)464268202
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1888 KB)

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