The Resource The cradle : a novel, Patrick Somerville

The cradle : a novel, Patrick Somerville

Label
The cradle : a novel
Title
The cradle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Somerville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1997, a newlywed couple, Matt and Marissa, are living in Wisconsin and expecting their first child. With the baby almost due, Marissa sends Matt on a quest to recover an antique cradle from her mother, who claimed it when she abandoned her family years earlier. Ten years later, a middle-aged couple, Bill and Renee, are living outside Chicago and preparing to see their only son, Adam, off to war in Iraq. Adam's departure brings to the surface deeply personal memories of Renee's first love, and forces the confession of a long-held secret that brings the two stories together in the novel's powerful climax
Summary
Ten years after a the imminent birth of a couple's first child is marked by the expectant mom's desire to reclaim an antique cradle from the mother who abandoned her years earlier, a middle-aged couple worries about their son's imminent stationing in Iraq; a situation that reminds the young soldier's mother about her first love
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
319575
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somerville, Patrick
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
The cradle : a novel, Patrick Somerville
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
ocn225870371
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780316036122
Lccn
2008025148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225870371
Label
The cradle : a novel, Patrick Somerville
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
ocn225870371
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9780316036122
Lccn
2008025148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225870371

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