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The Resource Tinkers, Paul Harding

Tinkers, Paul Harding

Label
Tinkers
Title
Tinkers
Statement of responsibility
Paul Harding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer's time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature
Summary
On his deathbed, surrounded by his family, George Washington Crosby's thoughts drift back to his childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2010.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, 2010.
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292292
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Harding, Paul
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Identity (Psychology) in old age
  • Dementia
  • Fathers and sons
  • Dementia
  • Fathers and sons
  • Identity (Psychology) in old age
  • Reminiscing in old age
Target audience
adult
Label
Tinkers, Paul Harding
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn216937033
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781934137192
Lccn
2008039887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)216937033
Label
Tinkers, Paul Harding
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn216937033
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781934137192
Lccn
2008039887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)216937033

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