The Resource Early warning, Jane Smiley

Early warning, Jane Smiley

Label
Early warning
Title
Early warning
Statement of responsibility
Jane Smiley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1953, the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch, Walter, who with his wife, Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between. As the country moves out of post-World War II optimism through the darker landscape of the Cold War and the social and sexual revolutions of the 1960s and '70s, and then into the unprecedented wealth -- for some -- of the early 1980s, the Langdon children each follow a different path in a rapidly changing world. And they now have children of their own: twin boys who are best friends and vicious rivals; a girl whose rebellious spirit takes her to the notorious Peoples Temple in San Francisco; and a golden boy who drops out of college to fight in Vietnam -- leaving behind a secret legacy that will send shock waves through the Langdon family into the next generation
Member of
Summary
Follows the Langdon family after the sudden death of their patriarch, Walter, as the five Langdon children, now adults, navigate the Cold War years of the 1950s and the social revolution of the '60s and '70s
Storyline
Pace
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401024
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smiley, Jane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Last hundred years trilogy
  • Thorndike Press large print core
Series volume
bk. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Social change
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Iowa
  • Large type books
  • Rural families
  • Social change
  • Iowa
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Early warning, Jane Smiley
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
ocn900792777
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
811 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478924
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015008434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900792777
Label
Early warning, Jane Smiley
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
ocn900792777
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
811 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478924
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015008434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900792777

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