The Resource Invisible City, Julia Dahl

Invisible City, Julia Dahl

Label
Invisible City
Title
Invisible City
Statement of responsibility
Julia Dahl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy--even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider. In her riveting debut, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage"--
Member of
Summary
"Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she's also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still be living in the Hasidic community in Brooklyn. Then Rebekah is called to cover the story of a murdered Hasidic woman. Rebekah's shocked to learn that, because of the NYPD's habit of kowtowing to the powerful ultra-Orthodox community, not only will the woman be buried without an autopsy, her killer may get away with murder. Rebekah can't let the story end there. But getting to the truth won't be easy--even as she immerses herself in the cloistered world where her mother grew up, it's clear that she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep from an outsider. In her riveting debut, journalist Julia Dahl introduces a compelling new character in search of the truth about a murder and an understanding of her own heritage"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel, 2015.
  • Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel, 2015.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307595
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dahl, Julia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Rebekah Roberts novels
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Women journalists
  • Hasidim
  • Murder
  • Jewish families
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Hasidim
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish women
  • Murder
  • Women journalists
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Invisible City, Julia Dahl
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
ocn857982005
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781250043399
Lccn
2014008149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023906046
System control number
(OCoLC)857982005
Label
Invisible City, Julia Dahl
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
ocn857982005
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781250043399
Lccn
2014008149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023906046
System control number
(OCoLC)857982005

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