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The Resource Brookland, Emily Barton

Brookland, Emily Barton

Label
Brookland
Title
Brookland
Statement of responsibility
Emily Barton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Brookland is the story of a determined and intelligent woman in eighteenth-century Brooklyn who is consumed by a vision of a bridge, a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single magnificent span."
  • "Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has looked across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to Manhattan and yearned to traverse the distance. Now, established as the owner of the enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream. With the help of the local surveyor, Benjamin Horsfield, and her sisters - the high-spirited, obstreperous Tem, who works with her in the distillery, and the silent, uncanny Pearl - she fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York, promising them both a bridge to meet their most pressing practical needs and one of the most ambitious public works ever attempted. Prue's own life and the life of the bridge become inextricably bound together as the costs of the structure, both financial and human, rise beyond her direst expectations."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Prudence Winship, the owner of a successful gin distillery in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, becomes obsessed with a plan to build a bridge across the East River to Manhattan, enlisting the help of a loyal surveyor and her two sisters
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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139993
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Barton, Emily
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Brookland, Emily Barton
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000027324841
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
478 p.
Isbn
9780374116903
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Brookland, Emily Barton
Publication
Control code
000027324841
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
478 p.
Isbn
9780374116903
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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