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Gardenias : A Novel {FIRST EDITION}

Sullivan, Faith

ISBN 10: 1571310452 / ISBN 13: 9781571310453
Editorial: Milkweed Editions, 2005
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Glued To The Tube Books (Minneapolis, MN, Estados Unidos de America)

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"Using the backdrop of America during the tumultuous and bewildering nineteen-forties, this novel weaves the history of a girl whose life, while being torn apart by personal tragedy and the collective catastrophe of a world war, still manages to shakily on task. Lark Erhardt is a wonderful narrator-smart, funny, vulnerable and real. Her absolute trust in the power of WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY to sustain and clarify is a perfect foil for her own provate battle with a 'vengeful cosmos'." {Judith Guest}. This book has 377 pages. The book is a SIGNED copy from the author, Faith Sullivan. N° de ref. de la librería 047580

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Título: Gardenias : A Novel {FIRST EDITION}

Editorial: Milkweed Editions

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition {First Printing}

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It's 1942, just a month after the United States entered World War II. Lark, her mother Arlene, and Aunt Betty are in a station changing trains, leaving their lives in Harvester, Minnesota behind, and waiting for the train going to Los Angeles. Young men soldiers swarm the platform, heading off to war. Against this dramatic backdrop, Gardenias revisits Faith Sullivan’s most beloved characters from The Cape Ann, taking them from their hometown to new lives, new dreams, and new risks. Arlene has left her husband behind after he gambled away the money she'd saved to finally build the Cape Ann house of her and Lark's Depression-era dreams. As a new life takes shape in San Diego in a wartime housing project full of neighbors they know little about, Lark wonders, as does the reader, if a dream means losing everything of value or finally finding it.

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Lark Ann Erhardt, her mother, Arlene, and her aunt Betty join the thousands of people migrating to California during the 1940s war years. Her parents' marriage is in disarray, as told in Sullivan's previous novel, The Cape Ann (1988). Arlene and Betty are resolute in their desire to establish new lives for themselves and to find work in the war plants now desperate for workers. Nine-year-old Lark is a keen observer and patient narrator of life's twists and incongruities as she settles in to life in a San Diego housing project with the two women. Always hoping for reconciliation between her parents, Lark is confused by her circumstances but is a resilient child protective of her real and her extended family of new friends. Sullivan fills Lark's world with flawed, complex adults as well as other children. As all children do, Lark learns that some decisions and events are incomprehensible and irrevocably change one's life. Sullivan's leisurely pacing provides a quiet view into Lark's fears, hopes, and growing maturity. Laurie Sundborg
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