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The Resource The grammarians, Cathleen Schine

The grammarians, Cathleen Schine

Label
The grammarians
Title
The grammarians
Statement of responsibility
Cathleen Schine
Title variation
Grammarians
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret "twin" tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart. Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, instead, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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10804766
Cataloging source
DLC
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Schine, Cathleen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Distribution of decedents' estates
  • Identical twins
  • Twins
  • Sisters
  • Grammarians
  • Women journalists
  • Women poets
Target audience
adult
Label
The grammarians, Cathleen Schine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000066077877
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780374280116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018060805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080249435
Label
The grammarians, Cathleen Schine
Publication
Copyright
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
000066077877
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780374280116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018060805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080249435

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