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The Resource A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl

A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl

Label
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
Title
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
Statement of responsibility
Jean Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a poignant novel about three generations of the Wise family—Evelyn, Laura, and Grace—as they hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making. Evelyn set aside her career to marry, late, and motherhood never became her. Her daughter Laura felt this acutely and wants desperately to marry, but she soon discovers her husband Gabe to be a man who expects too much of everyone in his life, especially his musician son. Grace has moved out from Laura and Gabe’s house, but can’t seem to live up to her potential—whatever that might be. In A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl we see these women and their trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and infidelities; familial dysfunction; mortality. Spanning from World War II to the present, Thompson reveals a matrilineal love story that is so perfectly grounded in our time—a story of three women regressing, stalling, and yes, evolving, over decades. One of the burning questions she asks is: by serving her family, is a woman destined to repeat the mistakes of previous generations, or can she transcend the expectations of a place, and a time? Can she truly be free? Evelyn, Laura, and Grace are the glue that binds their family together. Tethered to their small Midwestern town—by choice or chance—Jean Thompson seamlessly weaves together the stories of the Wise women with humanity and elegance, through their heartbreaks, setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies
Summary
From National Book Award finalist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Year We Left Home comes a family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town
Storyline
Tone
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10732672
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
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_543964
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501194382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_543964
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501194382
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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