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The Resource Above the houses, Susan Engberg

Above the houses, Susan Engberg

Label
Above the houses
Title
Above the houses
Statement of responsibility
Susan Engberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first of these nine short stories tracks, in the second person, Sophie, the 59-year-old wife and mother of two grown sons who is settling into a new university town, having dutifully, but not willingly, relocated for her husband's new job. The poignant "Time's Body" opens on an aged husband's witnessing his wife's funeral: his numb detachment, surrounded by friends and family, takes exact measure of his grief. The young woman of "River Hills" must fend off the importunate solicitude of her older brother in order to fulfill her own aspirations, while the new bride in "Moon" teeters between devotion to and estrangement from her new husband, an overworked surgeon in training, and the hapless new husband of "Fortune" chafes in trying to keep up with his exacting new wife and twins
Member of
Summary
A prize-winning author of the story collection Pastorale shares nine new tales that capture subtler human experiences in the face of such challenges as death, divorce, and a torrential midwestern rainstorm
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273724
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Engberg, Susan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1940-
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Engberg, Susan
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True
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  • United States
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Above the houses, Susan Engberg
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
Contents
  • Rain
  • Above the houses
  • Moon
  • Beginning
  • Mother of Chartres
  • River hills
  • Time's body
  • Fortune
  • Reunion
Control code
ocn191245425
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781883285302
Lccn
2012462870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191245425
Label
Above the houses, Susan Engberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rain
  • Above the houses
  • Moon
  • Beginning
  • Mother of Chartres
  • River hills
  • Time's body
  • Fortune
  • Reunion
Control code
ocn191245425
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781883285302
Lccn
2012462870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191245425

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