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The Resource A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson

A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson

Label
A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel
Title
A cloud in the shape of a girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jean Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home comes a moving family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town. A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a poignant novel about three generations of the Wise family--Evelyn, Laura, and Grace--as they hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making. Evelyn set aside her career to marry, late, and motherhood never became her. Her daughter Laura felt this acutely and wants desperately to marry, but she soon discovers her husband Gabe to be a man who expects too much of everyone in his life, especially his musician son. Grace has moved out from Laura and Gabe's house, but can't seem to live up to her potential--whatever that might be. In A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl we see these women and their trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and infidelities; familial dysfunction; mortality. Spanning from World War II to the present, Thompson reveals a matrilineal love story that is so perfectly grounded in our time--a story of three women regressing, stalling, and yes, evolving, over decades. One of the burning questions she asks is: by serving her family, is a woman destined to repeat the mistakes of previous generations, or can she transcend the expectations of a place, and a time? Can she truly be free? Evelyn, Laura, and Grace are the glue that binds their family together. Tethered to their small Midwestern town--by choice or chance--Jean Thompson seamlessly weaves together the stories of the Wise women with humanity and elegance, through their heartbreaks, setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies"--
  • "Two-time National Book Award finalist returns to S&S with a novel in the vein of her New York Times bestselling THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME -- a moving family saga featuring three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in a small Midwestern college town"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H625
LC item number
C58 2018
Literary form
novels
Label
A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson
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
on1022626116
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781501194368
Lccn
2018000350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501194368
  • (OCoLC)1022626116
Label
A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson
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
on1022626116
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781501194368
Lccn
2018000350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501194368
  • (OCoLC)1022626116

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