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StatusChecked Out
TitleThe engineer's wife : a novel / Tracey Enerson Wood.
AuthorWood, Tracey Enerson, author.
CollectionAdult Large Print Fiction
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LocationStatusCirc StatusCall No
WinamacChecked OutDue on 7/10/2020LP FIC WOO

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781492698135 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 149269813X (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781432879310 (large print) : $30.99
Personal Name Wood, Tracey Enerson, author.
Title Statement The engineer's wife : a novel / Tracey Enerson Wood.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part pf Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Physical Description 605 pages ; 23 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
General Note "Based on the true story of the woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge."--Cover.
Summary, Etc. "When Emily Warren Roebling marries Captain Washington 'Wash' Roebling-the handsome, charming soldier of her dreams, and her brother's dear friend and aide during the Civil War - a lifetime of family fun and happiness seems within her grasp. But then Wash accepts the position as Chief Engineer on his father's magnum opus, the Brooklyn Bridge, and it changes both of their lives forever. In Brooklyn, the happy home they'd dreamed of warps around the bridge. Incapacitated from working in the high-pressure tanks at the bridge's foundations, Wash convinces Emily to be his messenger to the site. Little by little, Emily finds herself taking over the project - with no formal training or education in math and science. Emily throws herself into building the bridge but faces suspicion and disparagement at every turn as she supervises dangerous construction sites and argues for the safety of the bridge amongst Manhattan's male elite. The Engineer's Wife delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, and of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts--even at the risk of losing each other"--Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Roebling, Emily Warren, 1843-1903 Fiction.
Subject-Personal Name Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926 Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Self-realization in women Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Husband and wife Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Engineers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographical fiction. lcgft.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. lcgft.
Location LP FIC WOO 31662001635242

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