The Resource Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell

Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell

Label
Be ready for the lightning
Title
Be ready for the lightning
Statement of responsibility
Grace O'Connell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A suspenseful tale about violence, sibling love, friendship, heroism-- all told through the lens of a young woman trapped in a hijacked bus. On the surface, Veda's life in Vancouver seems to be going just fine-- at nearly thirty, she has a good job, lifelong friends, and a close bond with her brother, Conrad. But Conrad's violent behavior, a problem since he was a teen, is getting more and more serious, and Veda's ongoing commitment to watch out for him is pushing her to a breaking point. When Veda is injured as a bystander during one of Conrad's many fights, she knows it's time to leave Vancouver for a fresh start. She heads to New York, staying in the Manhattan apartment of old friends Al and Marie. Exploring the city, she swings between feeling hopeful and lost-- until one day the bus she's on is hijacked by a sweet-faced gun-toting man named Peter. He instructs Veda and the other passengers to spray paint the bus windows black, and what ensues is a gripping and unpredictable hostage situation, the outcome of which will make Veda question everything she knows about herself and the nature of fear
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Connell, Grace
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Violence in men
  • Moving, Household
  • Hostages
  • Courage
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell
Instantiates
Publication
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
286 pages
Isbn
9780345811776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn966984176
  • (OCoLC)966984176
Label
Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell
Publication
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
286 pages
Isbn
9780345811776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn966984176
  • (OCoLC)966984176

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