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The children's crusade : a novel, Ann Packer

Label
The children's crusade : a novel
Title
The children's crusade
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Packer
Title variation
childrens crusade
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. She finds salvation in art, but the cost is high. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family's future. One by one, the siblings take turns telling the story--Robert, a doctor like their father; Rebecca, a psychiatrist; Ryan, a schoolteacher; and James, the malcontent, the problem child, the only one who hasn't settled down--their narratives interwoven with portraits of the family at crucial points in their history"--
Summary
When their younger sibling returns, the three oldest Blair children find their lives disrupted in ways they could have never imagined as they each tell their story that is interwoven with portraits of their family at crucial points in their history
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405190
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packer, Ann
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Marital conflict
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
  • California
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Families
  • Marital conflict
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The children's crusade : a novel, Ann Packer
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
ocn883147423
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781476710457
Lccn
2015301766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147423
Label
The children's crusade : a novel, Ann Packer
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
ocn883147423
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9781476710457
Lccn
2015301766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147423

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