The Resource Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)

Label
Unsheltered
Title
Unsheltered
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
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Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards?including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize?returns with a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it's so unnerving that she's arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an inherited brick home in Vineland, New Jersey, that is literally falling apart. The magazine where she worked has folded, and the college where her husband had tenure has closed. The dilapidated house is also home to her ailing and cantankerous Greek father-in-law and her two grown children: her stubborn, free-spirited daughter, Tig, and her dutiful debt-ridden, ivy educated son, Zeke, who has arrived with his unplanned baby in the wake of a life-shattering development. In an act of desperation, Willa begins to investigate the history of her home, hoping that the local historical preservation society might take an interest and provide funding for its direly needed repairs. Through her research into Vineland's past and its creation as a Utopian community, she discovers a kindred spirit from the 1880s, Thatcher Greenwood. A science teacher with a lifelong passion for honest investigation, Thatcher finds himself under siege in his community for telling the truth: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting new theory recently published by Charles Darwin. Thatcher's friendships with a brilliant woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor draw him into a vendetta with the town's most powerful men. At home, his new wife and status-conscious mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his financial worries and the news that their elegant house is structurally unsound. Brilliantly executed and compulsively listenable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred?whether family or friends?and in the strength of the human spirit
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
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technical information on music
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10752681
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B@L
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3561.I496
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
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Read by the author
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Kingsolver, Barbara
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True
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  • Courage
  • Inspiration
  • Social change
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
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OverDrive Audiobook
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digital storage
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not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • not applicable
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Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062865502
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
0A308CE7-D44D-475E-9CAA-630EB9575313
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(OCoLC)1054972779
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not applicable
Label
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive Audiobook
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062865502
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
0A308CE7-D44D-475E-9CAA-630EB9575313
System control number
(OCoLC)1054972779
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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