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The Resource The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller, (electronic resource)

The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller, (electronic resource)

Label
The Lake Shore Limited
Title
The Lake Shore Limited
Statement of responsibility
Sue Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four unforgettable characters beckon you into this spellbinding new novel from Sue Miller, the author of 2008's heralded best seller The Senator's Wife. First among them is Wilhelmina-Billy-Gertz, small as a child, fiercely independent, powerfully committed to her work as a playwright. The story itself centers on The Lake Shore Limited--a play Billy has written about an imagined terrorist bombing of that train as it pulls into Union Station in Chciago, and about a man waiting to hear the fate of his estranged wife, who is traveling on it. Billy had waited in just such a way on 9/11 to hear whether her lover, Gus, was on one of the planes used in the attack. The novel moves from the snow-filled woods of Vermont to the rainy brick sidewalks of Boston as the lives of the other characters intersect and interweave with Billy's: Leslie, Gus's sister, still driven by grief years after her brother's death; Rafe, the actor who rises to greatness in a performance inspired by a night of incandescent lovemaking; and Sam, a man irresistibly drawn to Billy after he sees the play that so clearly displays the terrible conflicts and ambivalence of her situation. How Billy has come to create the play out of these emotions, how it is then created anew on the stage, how the performance itself touches and changes the other characters' lives--these form the thread that binds them all together and drives the novel compulsively forward. A powerful love story; a mesmerizing tale of entanglements, connections, and inconsolable losses; a marvelous reflection on the meaning of grace and the uses of sorrow, in life and in art: The Lake Shore Limited is Sue Miller at her dazzling best. -- From the Hardcover edition -- taken from the OverDrive website
Summary
An insightful story examines how Wilhelmina "Billy" Gertz writes a play about the terrorist bombing of a train, how the work is then created anew by the actors and the director, and how the performance itself touches and changes the other characters' lives
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
344399
Cataloging source
KAG
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
The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D7B500E9-E0EE-41F5-8F02-32A08F96119C
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Publication
Note
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
  • Description based on print version record
Control code
ocn643515316
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307593559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D7B500E9-E0EE-41F5-8F02-32A08F96119C
System control number
(OCoLC)643515316
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1926 KB)
Label
The Lake Shore Limited, Sue Miller, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D7B500E9-E0EE-41F5-8F02-32A08F96119C
Publication
Note
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
  • Description based on print version record
Control code
ocn643515316
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307593559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D7B500E9-E0EE-41F5-8F02-32A08F96119C
System control number
(OCoLC)643515316
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1926 KB)

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