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The Resource A gate at the stairs, Lorrie Moore

A gate at the stairs, Lorrie Moore

Label
A gate at the stairs
Title
A gate at the stairs
Statement of responsibility
Lorrie Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer--his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous--has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed
Member of
Summary
In the Midwest just after the September 11 attacks, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin comes of age amid such challenges as racism, the War on Terror, and cruelty in the name of love, as she leaves her family's farm to attend college and takes a part-time job as a nanny
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2009.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
321320
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Lorrie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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  • Large type books
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
A gate at the stairs, Lorrie Moore
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
Control code
ocn432444343
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
521 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410421890
Lccn
2009034718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)432444343
Label
A gate at the stairs, Lorrie Moore
Publication
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
ocn432444343
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
521 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410421890
Lccn
2009034718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)432444343

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