The Resource Half moon lake, Kirsten Alexander

Half moon lake, Kirsten Alexander

Label
Half moon lake
Title
Half moon lake
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by the true story of a missing child who when eventually found was claimed by two mothers, Half Moon Lake is a captivating novel about the parent-child bond, identity, and what it really means to be part of a family. In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John Henry and Mary Davenport are wealthy and influential, and will do anything to find their son. For two years, the Davenports search across the South, offer increasingly large rewards and struggle not to give in to despair. Then, at the moment when all hope seems lost, the boy is found in the company of a tramp. But is he truly Sonny Davenport? The circumstances of his discovery raise more questions than answers. And when Grace Mill, an unwed farm worker, travels from Alabama to lay claim to the child, newspapers, townsfolk, even the Davenports' own friends, take sides. As the tramp's kidnapping trial begins, and two desperate mothers fight for ownership of the boy, the people of Opelousas discover that truth is more complicated than they'd ever dreamed..
Summary
Inspired by the true story of a missing child who when eventually found was claimed by two mothers, Half Moon Lake is a captivating novel about the parent-child bond, identity, and what it really means to be part of a family.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
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10747398
Cataloging source
ANL
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Alexander, Kirsten
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing children
  • Parent and child
  • Custody of children
  • Kidnapping
  • Mistaken identity
  • Louisiana
Target audience
general
Label
Half moon lake, Kirsten Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group notes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064172837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9780143792062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624016
Label
Half moon lake, Kirsten Alexander
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group notes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064172837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9780143792062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624016

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