The Resource Dollbaby, Laura Lane McNeal

Dollbaby, Laura Lane McNeal

Label
Dollbaby
Title
Dollbaby
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lane McNeal
Title variation
Doll-baby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in Civil Rights-era New Orleans--a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets, and laughter. When Ibby Bell's father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie, and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's Victorian house is like no place Ibby has ever been--and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum every once in a while-- is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, her black cook, Queenie--who has run Fannie's household ever since it was Fannie's household--and Queenie's feisty daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Garden District mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places"--
Summary
After her father's unexpected death in 1964, Ibby Bell finds herself living at a New Orleans Garden District estate with her eccentric grandmother and her house staff including a sassy black cook named Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter Dollbaby
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317385
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McNeal, Laura Lane
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Redemption
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Dollbaby, Laura Lane McNeal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
tex
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 337 pages
Isbn
9780670014736
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
108231585
Label
Dollbaby, Laura Lane McNeal
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
tex
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 337 pages
Isbn
9780670014736
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013048523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
108231585

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