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The Resource The quickening, Michelle Hoover

The quickening, Michelle Hoover

Label
The quickening
Title
The quickening
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Hoover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Despite having little in common, Eddie [Enidina] and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well."--Flap on front cover
  • Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well. In this luminous and unforgettable debut, Michelle Hoover explores the polarization of the human soul in times of hardship and the instinctual drive for self-preservation by whatever means necessary. The Quickening stands as a novel of lyrical precision and historical consequence, reflecting the resilience and sacrifices required even now in our modern troubled times. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoover, Michelle
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O6253
LC item number
Q53 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighbors
  • Farm life
  • Domestic fiction
  • Neighbors
  • Domestic fiction
  • Farm life
  • Neighbors
Label
The quickening, Michelle Hoover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enidina (Summer 1913-Spring 1914) -- Mary (Fall 1909-Fall 1913) -- Enidina (Fall 1918-Fall 1919) -- Mary (Winter 1919) -- Enidina (Winter 1919-Spring 1920) -- Mary (Summer 1920-Spring 1922) -- Enidina (Spring-Fall 1920) -- Mary (Spring 1923-Fall 1925) -- Enidina (Fall 1925-Spring 1933) -- Mary (Spring 1933) -- Enidina (Spring-Summer 1936) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1936-Spring 1937) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1937-Fall 1939) -- Mary (Winter 1950)
Control code
ocn430839008
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781590513460
Lccn
2010005199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430839008
Label
The quickening, Michelle Hoover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Enidina (Summer 1913-Spring 1914) -- Mary (Fall 1909-Fall 1913) -- Enidina (Fall 1918-Fall 1919) -- Mary (Winter 1919) -- Enidina (Winter 1919-Spring 1920) -- Mary (Summer 1920-Spring 1922) -- Enidina (Spring-Fall 1920) -- Mary (Spring 1923-Fall 1925) -- Enidina (Fall 1925-Spring 1933) -- Mary (Spring 1933) -- Enidina (Spring-Summer 1936) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1936-Spring 1937) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1937-Fall 1939) -- Mary (Winter 1950)
Control code
ocn430839008
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781590513460
Lccn
2010005199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)430839008

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