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The Resource A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl

A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl

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A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
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A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
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From National Book Award finalist and the New York Timesbestselling author of The Year We Left Home comes a "powerful, beautifully crafted" (People) 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. 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. "Thompson's new novel draws the reader in with character and plot...but what ultimately holds the reader enthralled is...her ability to capture the nuance of individual moments, thoughts, and reactions. No one writing today is better at this...[an] extraordinary novel" (Washington Independent Review of Books)
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A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
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Label
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
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not applicable
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electronic
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9781508263043
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    • Des Moines Public Library CentralBorrow it
      1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50309, US
      41.5860906 -93.63119350000001
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