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The Resource Leap of faith, Jenny Pattrick

Leap of faith, Jenny Pattrick

Label
Leap of faith
Title
Leap of faith
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Pattrick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able worker on the new railroad. It's being cut through steep mountainsides and across deep gullies to join the two ends of the Main Trunk Line. Also drawn to the remote worker settlements are miners from Denniston, young men fresh off the boat, sly-groggers, temperance campaigners, women following their menfolk, local Maori and a varied assortment of people after a new life or a quick buck. Among them is a preacher, Gabriel Locke, who is running from a shady past and determined to avoid the daily grind. With untimely and suspicious deaths, the horrendous weather, impossible deadlines, the rugged landscape and a blossoming romance, it will take a lot more than a leap of faith for this disparate group to complete the railroad and build the magnificent Makatote viaduct ..."--Publisher's website
Summary
"Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able worker on the new railroad. It’s being cut through steep mountain sides and across deep gullies to join the two ends of the Main Trunk Line. Also drawn to the remote worker settlements are miners from Denniston, young men fresh off the boat, sly-groggers, temperance campaigners, women following their menfolk, local Maori and a varied assortment of people after a new life or a quick buck.Among them is a preacher, Gabriel Locke, who is running from a shady past and determined to avoid the daily grind. With untimely and suspicious deaths, the horrendous weather, impossible deadlines, the rugged landscape and a blossoming romance, it will take a lot more than a leap of faith for this disparate group to complete the railroad and build the magnificent Makatote Viaduct."--Publisher information
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563366
Cataloging source
NZHPC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pattrick, Jenny
Dewey number
823.2
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clergy
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Railroads
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
Leap of faith, Jenny Pattrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059798934
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780143770916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)979244943
Label
Leap of faith, Jenny Pattrick
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059798934
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780143770916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)979244943

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