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Barcode31662001675339
LocationWinamac
TitleThe ballad of Laurel Springs / Janet Beard. Large print edition. Ed
AuthorBeard, Janet, author.
Call NoLP FIC BEA
CollectionAdult Large Print Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781432891237
International Standard Book Number 1432891235
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813
Personal Name Beard, Janet, author.
Title Statement The ballad of Laurel Springs / Janet Beard.
Edition Statement Large print edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice ©2021.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2021].
Physical Description 487 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Physical Medium large print rda.
Summary, Etc. Ten-year-old Grace is in search of a subject for her fifth-grade history project when she learns that her four times-great grandfather once stabbed his lover to death. His grisly act was memorialised in a murder ballad, her aunt tells her, so it must be true. But the lessons of that revelation - to be careful of men, and desire - are not just Grace's to learn. Her family's tangled past is part of a dark legacy in which the lives of generations of women are affected by the violence immortalised in folksongs like 'Knoxville Girl' and 'Pretty Polly' reminding them always to know their place - or risk the wages of sin. Janet Beard's stirring novel, informed by her love of these haunting ballads, vividly imagines these women, defined by the secrets they keep, the surprises they uncover and the lurking sense of menace that follows them throughout their lives. With the same rich sense of place as Bloodroot or Serena, The Ballad of Laurel Springs is an unforgettable portrait of women fighting to make a safe place in the world for themselves and the people they love.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Secrecy Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Secrecy. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ballads Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ballads. fast.
Index Term-Genre/Form Large type books.
Location LP FIC BEA 31662001675339

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