The Resource The summer guest : a novel, Alison Anderson, (electronic resource)

The summer guest : a novel, Alison Anderson, (electronic resource)

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The summer guest : a novel
Title
The summer guest
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alison Anderson
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Language
eng
Summary
What if Anton Chekhov, undisputed master of the short story, actually wrote a novel-and the manuscript still existed? This tantalizing possibility drives The Summer Guest, a spellbinding narrative that draws together, across two centuries, the lives of three women through the discovery of a diary. During the long, hot summer of 1888, an extraordinary friendship blossoms between Anton Chekhov and Zinaida Lintvaryova, a young doctor. Recently blinded by illness, Zinaida has retreated to her family's estate in the lush countryside of Eastern Ukraine, where she is keeping a diary to record her memories of her earlier life. But when the Chekhov family arrives to spend the summer at a dacha on the estate, and she meets the middle son Anton Pavlovich, her quiet existence is transformed by the connection they share. What begins as a journal kept simply to pass the time becomes an intimate, introspective narrative of Zinaida's singular relationship with this doctor and writer of growing fame. More than a century later, in 2014, the unexpected discovery of this diary represents Katya Kendall's last chance to save her struggling London publishing house. Zinaida's description of a gifted young man still coming to terms with his talent offers profound insight into a literary legend, but it also raises a tantalizing question: Did Chekhov, known only as a short story writer and playwright, write a novel over the course of their friendship that has since disappeared? The answer could change history, and finding it proves an irresistible challenge for Ana Harding, the translator Katya hires. Increasingly drawn into Zinaida and Chekhov's world, Ana is consumed by her desire to find the "lost" book. As she delves deeper into the moving account of two lives changed by a meeting on a warm May night, she discovers that the manuscript is not the only mystery contained within the diary's pages. Inspired by the real friendship between Chekhov and the Lintvaryov family, landowners in the Ukraine, The Summer Guest is a masterful and utterly compelling literary novel that breathes life into a vanished world, while exploring the transformative power of art and the complexity of love and friendship
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Alison
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Julia Emelin, Lucy Rayner and Kirsten Holly Smith
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Emelin, Julia
  • Rayner, Lucy
  • Smith, Kirsten Holly
  • hoopla digital
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  • Women editors
  • Women translators
  • Women physicians
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The summer guest : a novel, Alison Anderson, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665228
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digital storage
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online resource
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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MWT11665228
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 38 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11665228
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11665228
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Label
The summer guest : a novel, Alison Anderson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665228
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11665228
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 38 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11665228
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11665228
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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