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The Resource House arrest : a novel, Ellen Meeropol

House arrest : a novel, Ellen Meeropol

Label
House arrest : a novel
Title
House arrest
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Meeropol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this strong first novel, an unusual relationship develops between a home-care nurse and the pregnant cult member under house arrest to whom she is assigned prenatal visits. Emily Klein suspects that this new assignment has been dumped on her because her boss is trying to get rid of her, but she quickly warms to her new charge, Pippa Glenning, court-ordered to wear an ankle monitor after the deaths by exposure of her 14-month-old daughter and another child in the communal Family of Isis home she lives in--considered a cult by the disapproving community; the two children froze to death during a night of ritualistic celebrations. Emily's ability to empathize with Pippa stems from her own family problems: her father was imprisoned for setting fire to a draft board office during the Vietnam War and Emily provides daily care for her cousin's daughter, born with spina bifida. Throughout, Emily is vexed by the question: is something wrong just because the consequences are awful?
Summary
Home-care nurse Emily Klein finds herself facing a difficult decision after she is assigned to make weekly prenatal visits to Pippa Glenning, an Isis cult member under house arrest for the death of her daughter during a Solstice ceremony
Storyline
Tone
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381956
Cataloging source
DLC
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Meeropol, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Nurses
  • Pregnant women
  • Home detention
  • Cult members
  • Springfield (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts
  • Cult members
  • Home detention
  • Nurses
  • Pregnant women
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
House arrest : a novel, Ellen Meeropol
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
ocn670247324
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781597094993
Lccn
2010040787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)670247324
Label
House arrest : a novel, Ellen Meeropol
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
ocn670247324
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9781597094993
Lccn
2010040787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)670247324

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