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The Resource Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska

Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska

Label
Riding on comets : a memoir
Title
Riding on comets
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Cat Pleska
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Riding on Comets is the true story of an only child growing up in a working-class family during the 1950s and '60s. As the family storyteller, Cat Pleska whispers and shouts about her life growing up around savvy, strong women and hard-working, hard-drinking men. Unlike many family stories set within Appalachia, this story provides an uncommon glimpse into this region: not coal, but an aluminum plant; not hollers, but small-town America; not hillbillies, but a hard-working family with traditional values. From the dinner table, to the back porch, to the sprawling countryside, Cat Pleska reveals the sometimes tender, sometimes frightening education of a child who listens at the knees of these giants. She mimics and learns every nuance, every rhythm--how they laugh, smoke, cuss, fight, love, and tell stories--as she unwittingly prepares to carry their tales forward, their words and actions forever etched in her mind. And finally, she discovers a life story of her own"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleska, Cat
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pleska, Cat
  • Pleska, Cat
  • Appalachians (People)
  • Only child
  • Working class families
  • West Virginia
  • Saint Albans (W. Va.)
  • Saint Albans (W. Va.)
Label
Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IMAGES... -- No Salt -- Trick or Treat -- A Tone -- Give Me My Hat -- Big Earl's -- A Brush with the Law -- In Mommaw's Kitchen -- AWAKENING... -- What We Called Home -- From a Time Before -- Night Light -- Cicada Buzz -- AWARENESS... -- I Spy -- Shelter -- Back Home -- Devil Faces -- Something Gathers 'Round Me -- House of Leaves -- Plunder -- REACTION... -- Alarm Clock -- My Civic Duty -- The Nervous Hospital -- My Kingdom for a Horse -- Night on Cheat Mountain I -- Night on Cheat Mountain II -- CarniVAL -- War -- The Sailor man -- LOSS... -- In the Cellar -- Reckoning -- Exception to the Rule -- Charmed -- I've Drawed up a Mite -- 900 Degrees Celsius -- Twin Haloes -- The Phone Rings -- Attention K-Mart Shoppers! Do the Dead Wear Underwear? -- We Shall Gather -- Riding on Comets -- Night on Cheat Mountain III -- Fall -- STRENGTH... -- Liminal -- Dragon's Tale -- Epilogue -- Author Bio -- Book Discussion
Control code
ebr11051557
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781940425535
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IMAGES... -- No Salt -- Trick or Treat -- A Tone -- Give Me My Hat -- Big Earl's -- A Brush with the Law -- In Mommaw's Kitchen -- AWAKENING... -- What We Called Home -- From a Time Before -- Night Light -- Cicada Buzz -- AWARENESS... -- I Spy -- Shelter -- Back Home -- Devil Faces -- Something Gathers 'Round Me -- House of Leaves -- Plunder -- REACTION... -- Alarm Clock -- My Civic Duty -- The Nervous Hospital -- My Kingdom for a Horse -- Night on Cheat Mountain I -- Night on Cheat Mountain II -- CarniVAL -- War -- The Sailor man -- LOSS... -- In the Cellar -- Reckoning -- Exception to the Rule -- Charmed -- I've Drawed up a Mite -- 900 Degrees Celsius -- Twin Haloes -- The Phone Rings -- Attention K-Mart Shoppers! Do the Dead Wear Underwear? -- We Shall Gather -- Riding on Comets -- Night on Cheat Mountain III -- Fall -- STRENGTH... -- Liminal -- Dragon's Tale -- Epilogue -- Author Bio -- Book Discussion
Control code
ebr11051557
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781940425535
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote

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