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The very marrow of our bones, Christine Higdon

Label
The very marrow of our bones
Title
The very marrow of our bones
Statement of responsibility
Christine Higdon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old Lulu Parsons discovers something, though: a milk-stained note her mother, Bette, left for her father on the kitchen table. "Wally," it says, "I will not live in a tarpaper shack for the rest of my life..." Lulu tells no one, and months later she buries the note in the woods. At the age of ten, she starts running -- and forgetting -- lurching through her unraveled life, using the safety of solitude and detachment until, at fifty, she learns that she is not the only one who carries a secret. Hopeful, lyrical, comedic, and intriguingly and lovingly told, The Very Marrow of Our Bones explores the isolated landscapes and thorny attachments bred by childhood loss and buried secrets."--provided by publisher
Summary
Ten-year-old Lulu buries the note her mother left for her father on the day her mother goes missing. She will carry this secret for the next forty years.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10651176
Cataloging source
YDX
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Higdon, Christine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Missing persons
  • Solitude
  • Women
  • Secrecy
  • Small cities
Target audience
adult
Label
The very marrow of our bones, Christine Higdon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A misFit book."
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
on1003730880
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781770414167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003730880
Label
The very marrow of our bones, Christine Higdon
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A misFit book."
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
on1003730880
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781770414167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003730880

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