The Resource We hope for better things, Erin Bartels

We hope for better things, Erin Bartels

Label
We hope for better things
Title
We hope for better things
Statement of responsibility
Erin Bartels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Detroit Free Press reporter Elizabeth Balsam meets James Rich, his strange request - that she look up a relative she didn't know she had in order to deliver an old camera and a box of photos - seems like it isn't worth her time. But when she loses her job after a botched investigation, she suddenly finds herself with nothing but time. At her great-aunt's 150-year-old farmhouse, Elizabeth uncovers a series of mysterious items, locked doors, and hidden graves. As she searches for answers to the riddles around her, the remarkable stories of two women who lived in this very house emerge as testaments to love, resilience, and courage in the face of war, racism, and misunderstanding. And as Elizabeth soon discovers, the past is never as past as we might like to think. Debut novelist Erin Bartels takes listeners on an emotional journey through time - from the volatile streets of 1960s Detroit to the Underground Railroad during the Civil War - to uncover the past, confront the seeds of hatred, and discover where love goes to hide. -- back cover
Summary
In this richly textured debut novel, a disgraced journalist moves into her great aunt's secret-laden farmhouse and discovers that the women in her family were testaments to true love and courage in the face of war, persecution, and racism
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10753576
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Bartels, Erin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Family secrets
  • Journalists
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Target audience
adult
Label
We hope for better things, Erin Bartels
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780800735661
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018020852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035223427
Label
We hope for better things, Erin Bartels
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9780800735661
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018020852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035223427

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