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The Resource The testament of Jessie Lamb : a novel, Jane Rogers

The testament of Jessie Lamb : a novel, Jane Rogers

Label
The testament of Jessie Lamb : a novel
Title
The testament of Jessie Lamb
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jane Rogers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A rogue virus that kills pregnant women has been let loose in the world, and nothing less than the survival of the human race is at stake. Some blame the scientists, others see the hand of God, and still others claim that human arrogance and destructiveness are reaping the punishment they deserve. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl living in extraordinary times. As her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her toward the ultimate act of heroism. She wants her life to make a difference. But is Jessie heroic? Or is she, as her scientist father fears, impressionable, innocent, and incapable of understanding where her actions will lead?"--P. [4] of cover
Summary
Women are dying in their millions. Some blame scientists, some see the hand of God, some see human arrogance reaping the punishment it deserves. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: as her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, it's up to her. But is Jessie heroic? Or is she, as her father fears, impressionable, innocent, incapable of understanding where her actions will lead? Set just a month or two in the future, in a world irreparably altered by an act of biological terrorism, <i>The testament of Jessie Lamb</i> explores a young woman's determination to make her life count for something, as the certainties of her childhood are ripped apart. -- Publisher description.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2012.
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10016411
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogers, Jane
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Bioterrorism
  • Courage
Target audience
adult
Label
The testament of Jessie Lamb : a novel, Jane Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Sandstone Press Ltd."--T.p. verso
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
858333
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
240 pages, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062130808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062130808
  • (OCoLC)757484532
Label
The testament of Jessie Lamb : a novel, Jane Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2011 by Sandstone Press Ltd."--T.p. verso
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
858333
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
240 pages, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062130808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062130808
  • (OCoLC)757484532

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