The Resource The keepers of the house, Shirley Ann Grau, (electronic resource)

The keepers of the house, Shirley Ann Grau, (electronic resource)

Label
The keepers of the house
Title
The keepers of the house
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Ann Grau
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Language
eng
Summary
Grau's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, about the racial prejudice and long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy a distinguished Southern family The Howland dynasty began after the War of 1812, when a young Tennessee solider fighting for Andrew Jackson settled in Alabama. Over the next century, the Howlands accumulated a fortune, fought for Secession, helped rebuild the South, and established themselves as one of the most respected families in the state. But that history means little to Abigail Howland. Though she inherited the Howland manse, her fortunes reverse when her family's mixed-race heritage comes to light and her community-locked in the prejudices of the 1960s-turns its back on her. Faced with such deep-seated prejudice, Abigail is pushed to defend her family at all costs. Winner of the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, The Keepers of the House is an unforgettable story of family, tradition, and racial injustice set against a richly drawn backdrop of the American South. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Shirley Ann Grau, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection
Summary
Abigail is the last keeper of the house, the last to know the Howland family's secrets. Now in the name of all her brothers and sisters, she must take her bitter revenge on the small-minded Southern town that shames them
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Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1965.
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030760
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Grau, Shirley Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Interracial marriage
  • Plantation life
  • Domestic fiction
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
The keepers of the house, Shirley Ann Grau, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11550193
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453247204
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550193
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The keepers of the house, Shirley Ann Grau, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11550193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453247204
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11550193
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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