The Resource One good mama bone: : a novel, (eaudio)

One good mama bone: : a novel, (eaudio)

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One good mama bone: : a novel
Title
One good mama bone:
Title remainder
a novel
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Language
eng
Summary
Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer's quest to find her "mama bone," after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls "Sister." When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah's fear that her mother's words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophesy, "You ain't got you one good mama bone in you, girl." When Sarah reads in the local newspaper that a boy won $680 with his Grand Champion steer at the recent 1951 Fat Cattle Show & Sale, she sees this as their financial salvation and finds a way to get Emerson Bridge a steer from a local farmer to compete in the 1952 show. But the young calf is unsettled at Sarah's farm, crying out in distress and growing louder as the night wears on. Some four miles away, the steer's mother hears his cries and breaks out of a barbed-wire fence to go in search of him. The next morning Sarah finds the young steer quiet, content, and nursing a large cow. Inspired by the mother cow's act of love, Sarah names her Mama Red. And so Sarah's education in motherhood begins with Mama Red as her teacher. But Luther Dobbins, the man who sold Sarah the steer, has his sights set on winning too, and, like Sarah, he is desperate, but not for money. Dobbins is desperate for glory, wanting to regain his lost grand-champion dynasty, and he will stop at nothing to win. Emboldened by her lessons from Mama Red and her budding mama bone, Sarah is committed to victory even after she learns the winning steer's ultimate fate. Will she stop at nothing, even if it means betraying her teacher. McClain's writing is distinguished by a sophisticated and detailed portrayal of the day-to-day realities of rural poverty and an authentic sense of time and place that marks the best southern fiction. Her characters transcend their archetypes and her animal-as-teacher theme recalls the likes of Water for Elephants and The Art of Racing in the Rain. One Good Mama Bone explores the strengths and limitations of parental love, the healing power of the human-animal bond, and the ethical dilemmas of raising animals for food
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McClain, Bren
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Bren McClain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Monroe, Mary Alice
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Story river books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Farmers
  • Rural conditions
  • Poverty
  • Cattle
  • Mothers
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Families
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
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Label
One good mama bone: : a novel, (eaudio)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 29 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781945213465
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11828918
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11828918
System control number
MWT11828918
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
One good mama bone: : a novel, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 29 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781945213465
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11828918
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11828918
System control number
MWT11828918
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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