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The Resource The children's house, Alice Nelson

The children's house, Alice Nelson

Label
The children's house
Title
The children's house
Statement of responsibility
Alice Nelson
Title variation
childrens house
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A love song to the idea of families in all their mysteries and complexities, their different configurations and the hope that creates them. Marina and her husband, Jacob, were each born on a kibbutz in Israel. They meet years later at a university in California, when Jacob is a successful psychiatrist with a young son, Ben, from a disastrous marriage. The family moves to a brownstone in Harlem, formerly a convent inhabited by elderly nuns. Outside the house one day Marina encounters Constance, a young refugee from Rwanda, and her toddler, Gabriel. Unmoored and devastated, Constance and Gabriel quickly come to depend on Marina; and her bond with the little boy intensifies. The pure, blinding love that it is possible to feel for children not our own is the thread that weaves through The Children's House. When Marina learns some disturbing news about her long-disappeared mother, Gizela, she leaves New York in search of the loose ends of her life. As Christmas nears, her tight-knit, loving family, along with Constance and Gabriel, join Marina in her mother's former home, with a startling consequence, an act that will transform all of their lives forever. Alice Nelson skilfully weaves together these shared stories about the terrible things humans are capable of into a beautifully told, hope-filled novel exploring the profound consolations that we can find in each other
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10693453
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Alice
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Families
  • Married people
  • Refugees
  • Family secrets
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
The children's house, Alice Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Vintage book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000063637538
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780143791188
Lccn
be2018034053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045423336
Label
The children's house, Alice Nelson
Publication
Copyright
Note
A Vintage book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000063637538
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780143791188
Lccn
be2018034053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045423336

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