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The Resource Elegies for the brokenhearted : a novel, Christie Hodgen

Elegies for the brokenhearted : a novel, Christie Hodgen

Label
Elegies for the brokenhearted : a novel
Title
Elegies for the brokenhearted
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christie Hodgen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Who are the people you'll never forget? For Mary Murphy, there are five: A skirt-chasing, car-racing uncle with whiskey breath and a three-day beard. A "walking joke, a sitting duck, a fish in a barrel" named Elwood LePoer. A dirt-poor college roommate who conceals an unbearable secret. A failed piano prodigy lost in middle age. A beautiful mother haunted by her once-great aspirations. In five quirky elegies to lost friends and relatives, Mary tells us the story of her life. We begin with a restless childhood spent following her mother between multiple homes and husbands. Then comes the disappearance of Mary's rebellious and beloved sister, Malinda. By the time Mary leaves for college, she has no one to write home to, and we follow along on her difficult search for purpose. From a series of miserable jobs to her "reborn" mother's deathbed, Mary finds hope in the most surprising places. With a rhythmically unique voice and pitch-perfect wry humor, Christie Hodgen spins an unconventional and moving story about identity, belonging, and family"--Page 2 of cover
Summary
Mary Murphy searches for identity and purpose as she tells the story of her erratic childhood, her runaway sister, and the histories of people with whom she's crossed paths
Theme
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
365234
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgen, Christie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Families
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Elegies for the brokenhearted : a novel, Christie Hodgen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
779882
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780393061406
Lccn
2010011149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393061406
  • (OCoLC)449865141
Label
Elegies for the brokenhearted : a novel, Christie Hodgen
Publication
Copyright
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
779882
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780393061406
Lccn
2010011149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393061406
  • (OCoLC)449865141

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