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The Resource A life apart : a novel, L. Y. Marlow

A life apart : a novel, L. Y. Marlow

Label
A life apart : a novel
Title
A life apart
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
L. Y. Marlow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of Color Me Butterfly, the poignant story of a decades-long love affair that creates complicated and unbreakable ties between two families that live worlds apart. When Morris Sullivan joins the navy in 1940, his hopes are high. Though he leaves behind his new wife and their baby daughter, he is thrilled to be pursuing his lifelong dream--only to be shipped off to Pearl Harbor when the war begins. When he narrowly survives the 1941 attack, thanks to the courage of a black sailor he doesn't know, Morris is determined to seek out the man's family and express his gratitude and respect. On leave, he tracks down the man's sister in his very own hometown of Boston--and finds an immediate, undeniable connection with the nurturing yet fiercely independent Beatrice, who has left the stifling South of her upbringing for the more liberal, integrated north. Though both try to deny their growing bond, their connection and understanding is everything missing from Morris's hasty marriage to his high school sweetheart Agnes, and from Beatrice's plodding life as she grieves the brother she has lost. At once a family epic, and a historical drama that takes readers from World War II through the Civil Rights era to the present day, A Life Apart brings readers along for the emotional journey as Morris and Beatrice's relationship is tested by time, family loyalties, racial tensions, death, unending guilt, and the profound effects of war"--
Summary
Surviving the Pearl Harbor attack with the help of a black sailor he doesn't know, navy soldier Morris Sullivan tracks down the man's sister, with whom he embarks on a decades-long interracial affair against a backdrop of World War II and the Civil Rights era
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301620
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A7663
LC item number
L54 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A life apart : a novel, L. Y. Marlow
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855581142
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307719393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013050620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)855581142
Label
A life apart : a novel, L. Y. Marlow
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn855581142
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307719393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013050620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)855581142

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