The Resource At the water's edge : a novel, Sara Gruen

At the water's edge : a novel, Sara Gruen

Label
At the water's edge : a novel
Title
At the water's edge
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sara Gruen
Title variation
At the waters edge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to his being colorblind. To Maddie's horror, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster. When he finds it, he will restore his father's name and return to his father's good graces (and pocketbook). Joined by their friend Hank, a wealthy socialite, the three make their way to Scotland in the midst of war. Each day the two men go off to hunt the monster, while another monster, Hitler, is devastating Europe. And Maddie, now alone in a foreign country, must begin to figure out who she is and what she wants. The novel tells of Maddie's social awakening: to the harsh realities of life, to the beauties of nature, to a connection with forces larger than herself, to female friendship, and finally, to love
Summary
While her brother, Ellis, and his friend attempt to find the Loch Ness Monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening
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10392546
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DLC
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Gruen, Sara
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Socialites
  • Loch Ness monster
  • Americans
  • Fathers and sons
  • Loch Ness monster
  • Socialites
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
At the water's edge : a novel, Sara Gruen
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
ocn887605582
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780385523233
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)887605582
Label
At the water's edge : a novel, Sara Gruen
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
ocn887605582
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780385523233
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014027470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)887605582

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