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The Resource A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel, April Smith

A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel, April Smith

Label
A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel
Title
A star for Mrs. Blake
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
April Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the 1930's about five American women--Gold Star Mothers--who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, wife of an immigrant Russian Jewish chicken farmer; Bobbie, a wealthy Boston socialite ; Wilhelmina, a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and Cora Blake, a single mother and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug habit helps him hide from his own war-time fate--facial wounds so grievous he's forced to wear a metal mask. This man will change Cora's life in wholly unexpected ways. And when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events -a death, a scandal, a secret revealed--will guarantee that Cora's life and those of her traveling companions will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones. This is a timeless story set against a footnote of history: little known but unforgettable."--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, April
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M467
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Parental grief
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cemeteries
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel, April Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990362
Isbn Type
(hc : lg. print)
Lccn
2013046236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel, April Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990362
Isbn Type
(hc : lg. print)
Lccn
2013046236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

Library Locations

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      22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY, 13326, US
      42.7001 -74.922166
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