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The Resource Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver

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Unsheltered : a novel
Title
Unsheltered
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family's one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy, he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town's powerful men."--
Summary
Traces the experiences of a woman whose efforts to protect her family from sudden unemployment are shaped by the story of an ostracized 19th-century science teacher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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Audio
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technical information on music
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Provided by publisher
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10752681
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • HarperCollins (Firm)
  • Harper Audio (Firm)
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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True
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  • Families
  • Conduct of life
  • Social classes
  • American Dream
  • Social change
  • Science
  • Vineland (N.J.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from playaway label
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
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unknown
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unknown
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  • other
  • other
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  • sz
  • nz
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 16 hours 30 minutes)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781987145861
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not applicable
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other
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unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
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Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
37853
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Unsheltered : a novel, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Title from playaway label
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 16 hours 30 minutes)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781987145861
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
37853
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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