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The Wright sister : a novel, Patty Dann

Label
The Wright sister : a novel
Title
The Wright sister
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patty Dann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the world's first airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, establishing the Wright Brothers as world-renowned pioneers of flight. Known to far fewer people was their whip-smart and well-educated sister Katharine, a suffragette and early feminist. After Wilbur passed away, Katharine lived with and took care of her increasingly reclusive brother Orville, who often turned to his more confident and supportive sister to help him through fame and fortune. But when Katharine became engaged to their mutual friend, Harry Haskell, Orville felt abandoned and betrayed. He smashed a pitcher of flowers against a wall and refused to attend the wedding or speak to Katharine or Harry. As the years went on, the siblings grew further and further apart. In The Wright Sister, Patty Dann wonderfully imagines the blossoming of Katharine, revealed in her "Marriage Diary"--in which she emerges as a frank, vibrant, intellectually and socially engaged, sexually active woman coming into her own--and her one-sided correspondence with her estranged brother as she hopes to repair their fractured relationship. Even though she pictures "Orv" throwing her letters away, Katharine cannot contain her joie de vivre, her love of married life, her strong advocacy of the suffragette cause, or her abiding affection for her stubborn sibling as she fondly recalls their shared life. An inspiring and poignant chronicle of feminism, family, and forgiveness, The Wright Sister is an unforgettable portrait of a woman, a sister of inventors, who found a way to reinvent herself." -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MLSOD
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Dann, Patty
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haskell, Katherine Wright
  • Wright, Orville
  • Haskell, Katharine Wright
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Feminists
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Letters
  • Diaries
  • Self-realization in women
  • Suffragists
Target audience
adult
Label
The Wright sister : a novel, Patty Dann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."-- Page [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000067507300
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207, 6 pages
Isbn
9780062993113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1143844313
Label
The Wright sister : a novel, Patty Dann
Publication
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."-- Page [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000067507300
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
207, 6 pages
Isbn
9780062993113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1143844313

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