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The Resource The art of floating : a novel, Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

The art of floating : a novel, Kristin Bair O'Keeffe

Label
The art of floating : a novel
Title
The art of floating
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Title variation
art of floating
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At a time when nothing seems real, it takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus. When her beloved husband, Jackson, disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn't the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way. Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson's disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He's mute, unresponsive, and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It's the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone. As unreal as he seems, Sia is determined to help this man. Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world--to whoever lost him and loves him. Perhaps she can answer their questions the way no one could answer hers. As her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth, Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step"--
Summary
"At a time when nothing seems real, it takes something truly unusual to put your life into focus. When her beloved husband, Jackson, disappeared without a trace, popular novelist Sia Dane stopped writing, closed down her house, stuffed her heart into a cage, and started floating. It wasn't the normal response to heartache, but Sia rarely did things the normal way. Exactly one year, one month, and six days after Jackson's disappearance, Sia discovers a mysterious man on the beach. He's mute, unresponsive,and looks as if he has just walked out of the sea. It's the sort of situation Jackson would have solved with a simple call to the police. But Jackson is gone. As unreal as he seems, Sia is determined to help this man. Perhaps she can return him to his place in the world--to whoever lost him and loves him. Perhaps she can answer their questions the way no one could answer hers. As her friends and family help her winnow her way to the truth, Sia comes to realize that the unfathomable leap between sorrow and healing begins with a single step"--
Theme
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307653
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bair O'Keeffe, Kristin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A564
LC item number
A85 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Disappeared persons' spouses
  • Women authors
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The art of floating : a novel, Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes readers' guides
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852221759
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780425271483
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013047001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852221759
Label
The art of floating : a novel, Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Publication
Note
Includes readers' guides
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn852221759
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780425271483
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013047001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)852221759

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