Coverart for item
The Resource A thin bright line, Lucy Jane Bledsoe

A thin bright line, Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Label
A thin bright line
Title
A thin bright line
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lucybelle, an independent and intelligent Arkansas native, leaves New York City for Chicago in the 1950s after being offered a job as the head of the editorial department for a lab, run by the Army Corps of Engineers, that studies Arctic ice cores to reveal "a story of earth's climate... perfectly preserved, for thousands of years." There, she faces an onslaught of problems as a result of her sexual identity and her presence as a woman at a workplace composed of male scientists. Racial tension arises with the introduction of Stella, a black, well-read, and charismatic photographer, with whom Lucybelle gets involved despite the disapproval of both society and peers
Summary
Based on a true story, this is a novel of Cold War intrigue, the origins of climate science, the joyful pangs of love, and the impossible compromises of queer life in the 1950s. Above all, it is the story of an extraordinary woman determined to rise above the restraints of her time
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534679
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bledsoe, Lucybelle
  • Cold War
  • Climatology
  • Scientists
  • Sexual minorities
  • Lesbians
Target audience
adult
Label
A thin bright line, Lucy Jane Bledsoe
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
000058863873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780299309305
Lccn
2016013572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946770187
Label
A thin bright line, Lucy Jane Bledsoe
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
000058863873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780299309305
Lccn
2016013572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946770187

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...