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The Resource How to set yourself on fire : a novel, Julia Dixon Evans

How to set yourself on fire : a novel, Julia Dixon Evans

Label
How to set yourself on fire : a novel
Title
How to set yourself on fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julia Dixon Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sheila's life is built of little thievings. Adrift in her mid-thirties, she sleeps in fragments, ditches her temp jobs, eavesdrops on her neighbor's Skype calls, and keeps a stolen letter in her nightstand, penned by a UPS driver she barely knows. Her mother is stifling and her father is a bad memory. Her only friends are her mysterious, slovenly neighbor Vinnie and his daughter Torrey, a quirky twelve-year-old coping with a recent tragedy. When her grandmother Rosamond dies, Sheila inherits a box of secret love letters from Harold C. Carr--a man who is not her grandfather. In spite of herself, Sheila gets caught up in the legacy of the affair, piecing together her grandmother's past and forging bonds with Torrey and Vinnie as intense and fragile as the crumbling pages in Rosamond's shoebox. As they get closer to unraveling the truth, Sheila grows almost as obsessed with the letters as the man who wrote them. Somewhere, there's an answering stack of letters--written in Rosamond's hand--and Sheila can't stop until she uncovers the rest of the story. Threaded with wry humor and the ache of love lost or left behind, How to Set Yourself on Fire establishes Julia Dixon Evans as a rising talent in the vein of Shirley Jackson and Lindsay Hunter"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
Threaded with wry humor and the ache of love lost or left behind, How to Set Yourself on Fire establishes Julia Dixon Evans as a rising talent in the vein of Shirley Jackson and Lindsay Hunter
Theme
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662076
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
How to set yourself on fire : a novel, Julia Dixon Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1003704520
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781945814501
Lccn
2017036657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003704520
Label
How to set yourself on fire : a novel, Julia Dixon Evans
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1003704520
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781945814501
Lccn
2017036657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003704520

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