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The Resource Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Unsheltered : a novel
Title
Unsheltered
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it's so unnerving that she's arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an inherited brick home in Vineland, New Jersey, that is literally falling apart. The magazine where she worked has folded, and the college where her husband had tenure has closed. The dilapidated house is also home to her ailing and cantankerous Greek father-in-law and her two grown children: her stubborn, free-spirited daughter, Tig, and her dutiful debt-ridden, ivy educated son, Zeke, who has arrived with his unplanned baby in the wake of a life-shattering development. In an act of desperation, Willa begins to investigate the history of her home, hoping that the local historical preservation society might take an interest and provide funding for its direly needed repairs. Through her research into Vineland's past and its creation as a Utopian community, she discovers a kindred spirit from the 1880s, Thatcher Greenwood
Summary
Willa and her college professor husband made all the "right" decisions, yet are nearing retirement holding an empty bag. The rise of the service economy, materialism, middle-class disenfranchisement, a labyrinthine health care system, immigration--even Charles Darwin--all factor into this relevant story about social upheaval and an ever-changing American Dream. -- Lori Hench for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732637
Cataloging source
GCmBT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1056175289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
663 pages
Isbn
9780062859907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1056175289
Label
Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1056175289
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
663 pages
Isbn
9780062859907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)1056175289

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