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The Resource The cottage at Glass Beach : a novel, Heather Barbieri

The cottage at Glass Beach : a novel, Heather Barbieri

Label
The cottage at Glass Beach : a novel
Title
The cottage at Glass Beach
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Heather Barbieri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Married to the youngest attorney general in Massachusetts state history, Nora Cunningham is a picture-perfect political wife and mother. But her carefully constructed life falls to pieces when she, along with the rest of the world, learns of her husband's infidelity. Humiliated, Nora packs up her young daughters and takes refuge on Burke's Island, off the coast of Maine. Nora spent her first five years on the island but has not been back for decades--not since that long ago summer when her mother disappeared at sea. One night while sitting alone on Glass Beach below the cottage where she spent her childhood, Nora succumbs to grief, her tears flowing into the ocean. Days later she finds a fisherman, Owen Kavanagh, shipwrecked on the rocks nearby. Is he, as her aunt's friend Polly suggests, a selkie--a mythical being of island legend--summoned by her heartbreak, or simply someone who, like Nora, is trying to find his way in the wake of his own personal struggles?
Summary
Learning of the infidelity of her husband, Nora Cunningham packs up her daughters--Annie, seven; and Ella, twelve--and takes refuge on Burke's Island, a craggy spit of land off the coast of Maine where her mother disappeared at sea long ago. Just as Nora begins to regain her balance, her daughters embark on a reckless odyssey of their own--forcing Nora to finally face the truth about her marriage, her mother, and her long-buried past
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10107572
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barbieri, Heather Doran
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
Label
The cottage at Glass Beach : a novel, Heather Barbieri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780062107961
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/579488
  • PWmBRO
Label
The cottage at Glass Beach : a novel, Heather Barbieri
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780062107961
Isbn Type
(hd.cov.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1/579488
  • PWmBRO

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