The Resource Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken, (electronic resource)

Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken, (electronic resource)

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Bowlaway : a novel
Title
Bowlaway
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McCracken
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eng
Summary
A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century?nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person?Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark?with Bertha its most notable resident. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is heir apparent to Truitt Alleys. Soon it becomes clear that, even in her death, Bertha's defining spirit and the implications of her obfuscations live on, infecting and affecting future generations through inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills. In a voice laced with insight and her signature sharp humor, Elizabeth McCracken has written an epic family saga set against the backdrop of twentieth-century America. Bowlaway is both a stunning feat of language and a brilliant unraveling of a family's myths and secrets, its passions and betrayals, and the ties that bind and the rifts that divide
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McCracken, Elizabeth
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813/.54
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LC call number
PS3563.C35248
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fiction
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Read by Kate Reading
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Reading, Kate
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Families
  • Bowling alleys
  • Bowling alleys
  • Families
  • Massachusetts
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Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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stereophonic
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on1059056907
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1 online resource
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online
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9780062892188
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rdamedia
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c
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sound
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digital recording
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unknown
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DF15D246-5268-458E-8FB6-D5717E1781A8
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Label
Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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on1059056907
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062892188
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
DF15D246-5268-458E-8FB6-D5717E1781A8
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1059056907
  • (OCoLC)1059056907
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