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The Resource The wonderful, Saskia Sarginson

The wonderful, Saskia Sarginson

Label
The wonderful
Title
The wonderful
Statement of responsibility
Saskia Sarginson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping and turbulent drama about the anxieties of postwar Britain, where one strong and inspirational young woman looks to find her place, no matter the cost. Sometimes, the truth lies in fiction It's hard to be an American girl in 1957. Especially when your dad's job means you have to move four thousand miles from home. Especially if you'd rather play baseball than wear a dress. Especially if you see your mom fraying a little more from anxiety each day. And especially if being five minutes older means you have to protect your fragile twin brother. Still, Hedy Delaney loves her family, and she's trying to make the best of her new life on a U.S. airbase in England. After all, her dad's a war hero, her mother's a beauty, and her brother's a brainiac who writes moving stories about space travel. Then one tragic day, the unforeseen occurs and all three are ripped away, leaving Hedy alone with countless questions. What really happened on the airbase? What went on behind military closed doors? What were the secrets that could never be told? And how could any of it have led to her family's destruction? In her search for the truth, Hedy turns to a story her brother began months before he died. Deciding to finish what her brother started, Hedy begins to piece together what happened to her family. But whether she's ready for what she'll discover is another matter entirely. A sweeping and turbulent family drama, The Wonderful asks whether writing fiction can uncover fact, and if it's ever better to let the truth remain hidden. Sometimes, it's safer not to finish what you've started"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sarginson, Saskia
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6119.A74
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families of military personnel
  • Families
  • Americans
  • Twins
  • Families
  • Great Britain
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The wonderful, Saskia Sarginson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes author Q&A and reading group guide (pages 383-390)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781250083517
Lccn
2019032728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1110656101
  • (OCoLC)1110656101
  • 1014975
Label
The wonderful, Saskia Sarginson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes author Q&A and reading group guide (pages 383-390)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781250083517
Lccn
2019032728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1110656101
  • (OCoLC)1110656101
  • 1014975

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