The Resource Marrow Island, Alexis M. Smith

Marrow Island, Alexis M. Smith

Label
Marrow Island
Title
Marrow Island
Statement of responsibility
Alexis M. Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What you would give to save the thing you love the most? It has been twenty years since Lucie Bowen left the islands. Twenty years ago, the May Day Quake set loose catastrophic waves along the west coast, from Alaska to California, shattering thousands of lives. Twenty years ago, Lucie s father disappeared in an explosion at the Marrow Island oil refinery, a tragedy that destroyed the island s ecosystem and sent Lucie and her mother to the mainland to start anew. Twenty years ago, Lucie and her best friend, Katie, were just Puget Sound children, tucked up under their desks, hovering under mylar sheets, hoping to survive. Now, Katie writes with strange and miraculous news. Marrow Island is no longer uninhabitable, no longer abandoned. She is part of a community, a mysterious Colony, that has, somehow, conjured life again from Marrow s soil. Lucie returns. Her journalist instincts tell her there s more to the Colony and their charismatic leader a former nun with an all-consuming plan than its members want her to know. The island s astonishing rebirth seems to have come at great cost perhaps to the colonists themselves. As she uncovers their secrets, will Lucie endanger more than their mission? What price will she pay for the truth? "I was always a part of you, and you were always a part of me," Katie writes. And in this marvelously spun story Alexis Smith reaches into the depths of our connections to our pasts, our loved ones, our devotions. Our choices may bring us to the brink, but within our promises to each other and our hopes for the future, at the intersection of science and faith and grace, there may well be miracles in the making. "
Summary
A new novel from the author of the acclaimed Glaciers tracks a young woman’s return home to investigate a secretive community that has mysteriously rescued an island devastated by natural and chemical disaster—as well as taken hold of one of her oldest friends
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction, 2017.
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10492481
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, Alexis M
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Secret societies
  • Cults
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Cults
  • Secret societies
Target audience
adult
Label
Marrow Island, Alexis M. Smith
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
ocn913923881
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780544373419
Lccn
2015037467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913923881
Label
Marrow Island, Alexis M. Smith
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
ocn913923881
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780544373419
Lccn
2015037467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913923881

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