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The Resource Saving the world : a novel, Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource)

Saving the world : a novel, Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource)

Label
Saving the world : a novel
Title
Saving the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alma Heubner's husband, Richard, goes to the Dominican Republic to help eradicate AIDS, while Alma, a bestselling Latina writer, stays at home in Vermont to work on a story about a real, ill-fated 19th-century expedition chaperoned by Doña Isabel Sendales y Gómez, the spinster director of a Spanish orphanage who agrees to vaccinate 20 of her charges with cowpox and bring them from Spain to Central America to prevent future smallpox epidemics. While the leader of the anti-smallpox expedition, Dr. Francisco Balmis, and Richard see their missions collapse in defeat, Doña Isabel and Alma surmount their personal depressions to find inner strength."--Publishers Weekly
Summary
Suffering from writer's block, Alma finds herself enamored of a story she stumbles upon which involves Isabel, director of La Casa De Expâositos, who selected twenty-two orphan boys to be live carriers of the smallpox vaccine in 1803
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
139676
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
920
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Reading level
6.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
Target audience
adult
Label
Saving the world : a novel, Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=37E0A736-EF5C-4B95-8AFE-3721FFF68AFF
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Shannon Ravenel book."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn656993852
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (368 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616201029
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
37E0A736-EF5C-4B95-8AFE-3721FFF68AFF
System control number
(OCoLC)656993852
Label
Saving the world : a novel, Julia Alvarez, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=37E0A736-EF5C-4B95-8AFE-3721FFF68AFF
Publication
Note
"A Shannon Ravenel book."
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn656993852
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (368 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616201029
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
37E0A736-EF5C-4B95-8AFE-3721FFF68AFF
System control number
(OCoLC)656993852

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