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The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel, Robert Hellenga

Label
The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel
Title
The confessions of Frances Godwin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hellenga
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Confessions of Frances Godwin is the fictional memoir of a retired high school Latin teacher looking back on a life of trying to do her best amidst transgressions--starting with her affair with Paul, whom she later marries. Now that Paul is dead and she's retired, Frances Godwin thinks her story is over--but of course the rest of her life is full of surprises, including the truly shocking turn of events that occurs when she takes matters into her own hands after her daughter Stella's husband grows increasingly abusive. And though she is not a particularly pious person, in the aftermath of her actions, God begins speaking to her. Theirs is a deliciously antagonistic relationship that will compel both believers and nonbelievers alike. From a small town in the Midwest to the Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, The Confessions of Frances Godwin touches on the great questions of human existence: Is there something "out there" that takes an interest in us? Or is the universe ultimately indifferent?"--
Summary
A retired high school Latin teacher begins receiving direct messages from God after she intervenes between her daughter and her abusive husband
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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Provided by publisher
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10316699
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Hellenga, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E4753
LC item number
C66 2014
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin teachers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel, Robert Hellenga
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn864676500
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620405499
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)864676500
Label
The confessions of Frances Godwin : a novel, Robert Hellenga
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn864676500
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620405499
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)864676500

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