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The Resource Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken

Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken

Label
Bowlaway : a novel
Title
Bowlaway
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McCracken
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley. From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century--nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person--Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark--with Bertha its most notable resident. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is heir apparent to Truitt Alleys. Soon it becomes clear that, even in her death, Bertha's defining spirit and the implications of her obfuscations live on, infecting and affecting future generations through inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills. In a voice laced with insight and her signature sharp humor, Elizabeth McCracken has written an epic family saga set against the backdrop of twentieth-century America. Bowlaway is both a stunning feat of language and a brilliant unraveling of a family's myths and secrets, its passions and betrayals, and the ties that bind and the rifts that divide
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCracken, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C35248
LC item number
B69 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Businesswomen
  • Families
  • Bowling alleys
  • Sudden death
  • Accidents
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Twentieth century
  • Massachusetts
Label
Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3984038
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062862877
Lccn
2018026602
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D791D025-5DA5-4130-941D-6C537A55EEFC
System control number
  • on1039304194
  • (OCoLC)1039304194
Label
Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3984038
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (373 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062862877
Lccn
2018026602
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D791D025-5DA5-4130-941D-6C537A55EEFC
System control number
  • on1039304194
  • (OCoLC)1039304194

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