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The Resource When the men were gone : a novel, Marjorie Herrera Lewis

When the men were gone : a novel, Marjorie Herrera Lewis

Label
When the men were gone : a novel
Title
When the men were gone
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Marjorie Herrera Lewis's debut historical novel the inspiring true story of high school teacher Tylene Wilson--a woman who surprises everyone as she breaks with tradition to become the first high school football coach in Texas--comes to life. Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism. Now, the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting, and in a small town the possibilities are limited. Could this mean a season without football? But no one counted on Tylene, who learned the game at her daddy's knee. She knows more about it than most men, so she does the unthinkable, convincing the school to let her take on the job of coach. Faced with extreme opposition--by the press, the community, rival coaches, and referees and even the players themselves--Tylene remains resolute. And when her boys rally around her, she leads the team--and the town--to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget. Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage."--Provided by publisher
Summary
When most of the men in her community depart to serve in World War II, Tylene Wilson navigates opposition from the press, her neighbors, rivals, referees and players to become Texas' first woman high school coach
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10732640
Cataloging source
YDX
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Lewis, Marjorie Herrera
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Wilson, Tylene
  • Football stories
  • Football coaches
  • Women football coaches
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
When the men were gone : a novel, Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Link
9781434219392
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"P.S. Insights, Interviews & More ..."--Cover
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
000063971683
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
212, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062836052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020024785
Label
When the men were gone : a novel, Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Link
9781434219392
Publication
Copyright
Note
"P.S. Insights, Interviews & More ..."--Cover
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
000063971683
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
212, 16 pages
Isbn
9780062836052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020024785

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