The Resource Among others, Jo Walton

Among others, Jo Walton

Label
Among others
Title
Among others
Statement of responsibility
Jo Walton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment. Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. Then her mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, and Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled--and her twin sister dead. Fleeing to her father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England'a place all but devoid of true magic. There, outcast and alone, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off' Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination in the manner of novels like Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude, this is potentially a breakout book for an author whose genius has already been hailed by peers like Kelly Link, Sarah Weinman, and Ursula K. Le Guin. One of School Library Journal's Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011 One of io9's best Science Fiction & Fantasy books of the year 2011 At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Summary
Seeking refuge in fantasy novel worlds throughout a youth under the shadow of a dubiously sane mother who dabbled in magic, Mori Phelps is forced to confront her in a tragic battle and gains unwanted attention when she attempts to perform spells herself
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Novel, 2012.
  • Nebula Award for Best Novel, 2011.
  • Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, 2011.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
377969
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walton, Jo
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.A448
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
850
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Magic
  • Books and reading
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Among others, Jo Walton
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Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429991520
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00109478
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4EB63F32-C382-4661-9A6B-8A54E186288F
System control number
(OCoLC)865173726
Label
Among others, Jo Walton
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429991520
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00109478
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4EB63F32-C382-4661-9A6B-8A54E186288F
System control number
(OCoLC)865173726

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