The Resource The year we left home, Jean Thompson

The year we left home, Jean Thompson

Label
The year we left home
Title
The year we left home
Statement of responsibility
Jean Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bookended by two wars--Vietnam and Iraq--The year we left home sketches the travails of an Iowa family over three decades. The novel opens as oldest daughter Anita, the beauty of the family, celebrates her marriage. Over the years, however, Anita confronts dissatisfaction with herself and disillusionment with her pompous husband. Her younger brother, Ryan, a high school senior as the novel opens, longs to escape his rural roots, dating a hippie poet and majoring in political science before realizing that the farmers who came before him might hold more relevance than he'd imagined. Cousin Chip comes back from Vietnam troubled and aimless, his wanderings from Seattle to Reno, Nev., to Veracruz, Mexico, offering a parallel to the spiritual restlessness all the other characters feel
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
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387437
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Thompson, Jean
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The year we left home, Jean Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn646113103
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781439175880
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010047553
System control number
(OCoLC)646113103
Label
The year we left home, Jean Thompson
Publication
Control code
ocn646113103
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781439175880
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010047553
System control number
(OCoLC)646113103

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