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What luck, this life, Kathryn Schwille

Label
What luck, this life
Title
What luck, this life
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Schwille
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What Luck, This Life begins in the aftermath of the space shuttle's break-up, as the people of Piney Woods watch their pastures swarm with searchers and reporters bluster at their doors. A shop owner defends herself against a sexual predator who is pushed to new boldness after he is disinvited to his family reunion. A closeted father facing a divorce that will leave his gifted boy adrift retrieves an astronaut's remains. An engineer who dreams of orbiting earth joins a search for debris and instead uncovers an old neighbor's buried longing. In a chorus of voices spanning places and years, What Luck, This Life explores the Columbia disaster's surprising fallout for a town beset by the tensions of class, race, and missed opportunity. Evoking Sherwood Anderson's classic Winesburg, Ohio and Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, the novel's unforgettable characters struggle with family upheaval and mortality's grip and a luminous book emerges--filled with heartache, beauty and warmth."--
Assigning source
From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwille, Kathryn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.C496
LC item number
W53 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbia (Spacecraft)
  • Families
  • Social problems
  • Small cities
  • Columbia (Spacecraft)
  • Accidents
  • Families
  • Small cities
  • Social problems
  • Texas
Label
What luck, this life, Kathryn Schwille
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
Contents
FM 104 -- Bostic's -- The road to Houston -- Against the sky -- A camp in the woods -- Cottonwood stand -- The ground -- Prevalent wind -- A downward path -- In Parker's Wood -- The middle of that mess -- From a distance -- Pasture, stubble, shoulder of the highway -- Sliver of moon -- At the window
Control code
on1022978635
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781938235429
Lccn
2017061677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
What luck, this life, Kathryn Schwille
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
Contents
FM 104 -- Bostic's -- The road to Houston -- Against the sky -- A camp in the woods -- Cottonwood stand -- The ground -- Prevalent wind -- A downward path -- In Parker's Wood -- The middle of that mess -- From a distance -- Pasture, stubble, shoulder of the highway -- Sliver of moon -- At the window
Control code
on1022978635
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781938235429
Lccn
2017061677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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