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The Resource Plainsong, Kent Haruf ; with an introduction by Peter Carey

Plainsong, Kent Haruf ; with an introduction by Peter Carey

Label
Plainsong
Title
Plainsong
Statement of responsibility
Kent Haruf ; with an introduction by Peter Carey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Kent Haruf's fictional landscape of Holt County, Colorado, Plainsong is a story of simple lives told with extraordinary empathy. Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone, and in the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux is pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom's boys find their way forward without their mother, brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron, gentle, solitary, gruff and unpolished agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives will change for ever
Member of
Summary
An unlikely extended family is formed when a high school teacher helps a pregnant student make a home with two elderly bachelor ranchers
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2000.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
032868
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haruf, Kent
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carey, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Picador classic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Families
  • Colorado
Target audience
adult
Label
Plainsong, Kent Haruf ; with an introduction by Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
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
000056208547
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Picador classic edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447289517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928737050
Label
Plainsong, Kent Haruf ; with an introduction by Peter Carey
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
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
000056208547
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Picador classic edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781447289517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928737050

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