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The Resource All the forgivenesses : a novel, Elizabeth Hardinger

All the forgivenesses : a novel, Elizabeth Hardinger

Label
All the forgivenesses : a novel
Title
All the forgivenesses
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hardinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen-year-old Albertina "Bertie" Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly. She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing. What she doesn't know, but is forced to reckon with all too soon, is how to look after children as a mother should. When Polly succumbs to a long illness, Bertie takes on responsibility for her four younger siblings and their dissolute, unreliable daddy. Yet no matter how hard she tries to hold the family together, the task is overwhelming. Nine-year-old Dacia, especially, is resentful and stubborn, hinting at secrets in their mama's life. Finally, Bertie makes the only choice she can -- breaking up the family for its own survival, keeping the girls with her, sending the boys off to their grown brothers, long gone from home. Ever pragmatic, Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters, and eventually moves to the oil fields of Kansas. But marriage alone cannot resolve the grief and guilt she carries over a long-ago tragedy, or prepare her for the heartaches still to come. Only by confronting wrenching truths can she open herself to joy -- and learn how to not only give, but receive, unfettered love
Cataloging source
BKCT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hardinger, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A72539
LC item number
A77 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Farm life
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
Label
All the forgivenesses : a novel, Elizabeth Hardinger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide with discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington Hardcover Edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781496720443
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
All the forgivenesses : a novel, Elizabeth Hardinger
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide with discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Kensington Hardcover Edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781496720443
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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