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The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain

Label
The stolen marriage
Title
The stolen marriage
Statement of responsibility
Diane Chamberlain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town's prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her, a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he's letting on. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing the young victims. Yet at home, Henry's actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behavior and save her own life?"--
Cataloging source
YDX
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1950-
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Chamberlain, Diane
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Marriage
  • Nurses
  • Families
  • Mediums
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Epidemics
  • Married people
  • Secrecy
  • Interpersonal relations
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376)
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
000060891236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781509884650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)986631826
Label
The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376)
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
000060891236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781509884650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)986631826

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