The Resource The rise & fall of great powers : a novel, Tom Rachman

The rise & fall of great powers : a novel, Tom Rachman

Label
The rise & fall of great powers : a novel
Title
The rise & fall of great powers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Rachman
Title variation
Rise and fall of great powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared. Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers
Summary
Enduring life in an isolated bookstore on the Welsh countryside, young American woman Tooly reflects on her childhood under the care of bandits before a long-lost boyfriend offers clues to help her with unanswered questions
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302609
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rachman, Tom
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.R323
LC item number
R57 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women booksellers
  • Americans
  • Early memories
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The rise & fall of great powers : a novel, Tom Rachman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858940211
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780679643654
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013035825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858940211
Label
The rise & fall of great powers : a novel, Tom Rachman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858940211
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780679643654
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013035825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858940211

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