The Resource Summerlings : a novel, Lisa Howorth

Summerlings : a novel, Lisa Howorth

Label
Summerlings : a novel
Title
Summerlings
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Howorth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From beloved bookseller Lisa Howorth comes a Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of the Bomb, Russian spies, girls, and their role in the tragic accident that ushers them into adulthood. It's the summer of 1959. For the handful of families who live on Connors Lane, a stone's throw from the Washington Monument, life is still largely defined by what one did during the war. Behind each freshly painted door lives the family of a diplomat, a supposed spook, a former Nazi sympathizer, or someone who escaped the conflagration in Europe just in time. The Cold War is in high gear, and neighborhood tensions are powered by lingering suspicions and resentments. But it is also the summer of an inexplicable spider infestation--surely evidence of "insect warfare" by the Russians, thinks our young narrator John, and his best friends, Ivan and Max. When a rare, scorpion-like creature is captured and sequestered for further study, the boys, along with their tomboy friend, Beatriz, hatch a risky midnight plan to sneak into the Natural History Museum and steal the creature for themselves. At the same time, under the tutelage of Ivan's glamorous aunt Elena, they decide to forge a spirit of bonhomie in the neighborhood by throwing a party in John's grandparents' backyard. Fueled by rum-doctored punch and fireworks, the adults let down their defenses until Elena, already a lightning rod for her swinging social life and outspokenness on behalf of refugees, roars off with a stranger on his motorcycle. What happens when she returns home later that night will change John's life forever. Against this perfectly rendered backdrop of Good Humor trucks, Chesterfield cigarettes, Everly Brothers tunes, and childhood mischief, Lisa Howorth has written a powerful testament to love and friendship amid uncertain times"--
  • "A Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of The Bomb, Russian spies, girls, and their role in the tragic accident that ushers them into adulthood"--
Summary
"A Cold War coming-of-age story in which three best friends confront their fears of The Bomb, Russian spies, girls, and their role in the tragic accident that ushers them into adulthood"--
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Character
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  • Provided by publisher
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10795286
Cataloging source
DLC
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Howorth, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O95729
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Families
  • Cold War
  • Spiders
  • Friendship
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Summerlings : a novel, Lisa Howorth
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385544658
Lccn
2019002780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
09473040-5270-4136-98BB-7CE60CFEF45F
System control number
(OCoLC)1083704359
Label
Summerlings : a novel, Lisa Howorth
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385544658
Lccn
2019002780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
09473040-5270-4136-98BB-7CE60CFEF45F
System control number
(OCoLC)1083704359

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