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The Resource When mockingbirds sing, Billy Coffey

When mockingbirds sing, Billy Coffey

Label
When mockingbirds sing
Title
When mockingbirds sing
Statement of responsibility
Billy Coffey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice. Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on--there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man. Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter...or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does. While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah's paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man's heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone's lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice: Will they cling to what they know, or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?
Summary
Led by an invisible friend called the Rainbow Man, stuttering child Leah finds her voice through beautiful paintings, but her psychologist father, the town pastor, and the town of Mattingly unravel when her paintings begin to tell the future
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10184128
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coffey, Billy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary companions
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
When mockingbirds sing, Billy Coffey
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
000056461579
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780718076580
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816032168
Label
When mockingbirds sing, Billy Coffey
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
000056461579
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780718076580
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816032168

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