The Resource Blue hour, Sarah Schmidt

Blue hour, Sarah Schmidt

Label
Blue hour
Title
Blue hour
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Schmidt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1936: At nineteen, Kitty was ready to leave behind the stifling control of her parents and all those constantly telling her how to live her life. Work at the Wintonvale Repatriation Hospital was her escape and a chance to be someone else. Then she met soldier George Turner - and she heard her mother's voice in her ear, warning of danger, of being that girl. Kitty told herself if she ever had her own daughter she'd never control her. She'd make sure her voice never left a mark behind. 1973: Growing up, Eleanor's home was strained by sorrow and the echoes of war that silenced her parents. And always her mother, Kitty's, bitterness, twisting and poisoning everything she touched. She thought she knew what made her parents this way ... but Eleanor would never know all her mother's secrets. The demands of marriage, motherhood and looking after her daughter while her husband, Leon, is in Vietnam lay claim to Eleanor's days. Nature, embracing curiosity and not being like her mother are Eleanor's solace. But they are not enough when Leon's darkness overwhelms. Both he and her mother leave their mark, and use her child for their own ends. Afraid, unsure and alone, Eleanor will be driven to erase her mother's voice in her head. But the question remains: can she bear the burden of her own secrets? Vivid, deeply affecting and confronting, Blue Hour explores the beauty and violence in the world
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11074835
Cataloging source
NRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmidt, Sarah
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Secrecy
  • Human behavior
  • Family problems
  • Girls
  • Conduct of life
  • Family secrets
  • War
  • Women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Psychic trauma
Target audience
adult
Label
Blue hour, Sarah Schmidt
Instantiates
Publication
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
000070547469
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733636912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1296432969
Label
Blue hour, Sarah Schmidt
Publication
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
000070547469
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733636912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1296432969

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