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The Resource A map of the world, Jane Hamilton

A map of the world, Jane Hamilton

Label
A map of the world
Title
A map of the world
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Goodwins, Howard, Alice, and their little girls, Emma and Claire, live on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Although suspiciously regarded by their neighbors as "that hippie couple" because of their well-educated, urban background, Howard and Alice believe they have found a source of emotional strength in the farm, he tending the barn while Alice works as a nurse in the local elementary school
  • But their peaceful life is shattered one day when a neighbor's two-year-old daughter drowns in the Goodwins' pond while under Alice's care. Tormented by the accident, Alice descends even further into darkness when she is accused of sexually abusing a student at the elementary school. Soon, Alice is arrested, incarcerated, and as good as convicted in the eyes of a suspicious community. As a child, Alice designed her own map of the world to find her bearings. Now, as an adult, she must find her way again, through a maze of lies, doubt and ill will
  • A vivid human drama of guilt and betrayal, A Map of the World chronicles the intricate geographies of the human heart and all its mysterious, uncharted terrain. The result is a piercing drama about family bonds and a disappearing rural American life
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957 July 13-
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Hamilton, Jane
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A4428
LC item number
M36 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drowning
  • Children
  • Farm life
  • Dairy farms
  • Middle West
Label
A map of the world, Jane Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Oprah's book club"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29521064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780385473101
Lccn
93045723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A map of the world, Jane Hamilton
Publication
Note
"Oprah's book club"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29521064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780385473101
Lccn
93045723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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