The Resource Had a good time: : stories from American postcards, Robert Olen Butler, (ebook)

Had a good time: : stories from American postcards, Robert Olen Butler, (ebook)

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Had a good time: : stories from American postcards
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Had a good time:
Title remainder
stories from American postcards
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Robert Olen Butler
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eng
Summary
For many years Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler has collected picture postcards from the early twentieth century-not so much for the pictures on the fronts but for the messages written on the backs, little bits of the captured souls of people long since passed away. Using these brief messages of real people from another age, Butler creates fully imagined stories that speak to the universal human condition. In "Up by Heart," a Tennessee miner is called upon to become a preacher, and then asked to complete an altogether more sinister task. In "The Ironworkers' Hayride," a young man named Milton embarks on a romantic adventure with a girl with a wooden leg. From the deeply moving "Carl and I," where a young wife writes a postcard in reply to a card from her husband who is dying of tuberculosis, to the eerily familiar "The One in White," where a newspaper reporter covers an incident of American military adventurism in a foreign land, these are intimate and fascinating glimpses into the lives of ordinary people in an extraordinary age
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Midwest
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Butler, Robert Olen
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813/.54
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fiction
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  • United States
  • Postcards
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adult
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Had a good time: : stories from American postcards, Robert Olen Butler, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781555846206
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11842572
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Had a good time: : stories from American postcards, Robert Olen Butler, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781555846206
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11842572
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842572
System control number
MWT11842572
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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