The Resource Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska., (ebook)

Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska., (ebook)

Label
Riding on comets : a memoir
Title
Riding on comets
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Cat Pleska.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Riding on Comets is the true story of an only child growing up in a working-class family during the 1950s and '60s. As the family storyteller, Cat Pleska whispers and shouts about her life growing up around savvy, strong women and hard-working, hard-drinking men. Unlike many family stories set within Appalachia, this story provides an uncommon glimpse into this region: not coal, but an aluminum plant; not hollers, but small-town America; not hillbillies, but a hard-working family with traditional values. From the dinner table, to the back porch, to the sprawling countryside, Cat Pleska reveals the sometimes tender, sometimes frightening education of a child who listens at the knees of these giants. She mimics and learns every nuance, every rhythm--how they laugh, smoke, cuss, fight, love, and tell stories--as she unwittingly prepares to carry their tales forward, their words and actions forever etched in her mind. And finally, she discovers a life story of her own"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleska, Cat
Dewey number
975.4/043
Index
index present
LC call number
F245.42.P55
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
NC Live e-Pub Central
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pleska, Cat
  • Pleska, Cat
  • Appalachians (People)
  • Only child
  • Working class families
  • West Virginia
  • Saint Albans (W. Va.)
  • Saint Albans (W. Va.)
Label
Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska., (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3417069
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IMAGES... -- No Salt -- Trick or Treat -- A Tone -- Give Me My Hat -- Big Earl's -- A Brush with the Law -- In Mommaw's Kitchen -- AWAKENING... -- What We Called Home -- From a Time Before -- Night Light -- Cicada Buzz -- AWARENESS... -- I Spy -- Shelter -- Back Home -- Devil Faces -- Something Gathers 'Round Me -- House of Leaves -- Plunder -- REACTION... -- Alarm Clock -- My Civic Duty -- The Nervous Hospital -- My Kingdom for a Horse -- Night on Cheat Mountain I -- Night on Cheat Mountain II -- CarniVAL -- War -- The Sailor man -- LOSS... -- In the Cellar -- Reckoning -- Exception to the Rule -- Charmed -- I've Drawed up a Mite -- 900 Degrees Celsius -- Twin Haloes -- The Phone Rings -- Attention K-Mart Shoppers! Do the Dead Wear Underwear? -- We Shall Gather -- Riding on Comets -- Night on Cheat Mountain III -- Fall -- STRENGTH... -- Liminal -- Dragon's Tale -- Epilogue -- Author Bio -- Book Discussion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781940425535
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC3417069
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3417069
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3417069
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11051557
  • (CaONFJC)MIL797772
  • (OCoLC)923515135
Label
Riding on comets : a memoir, Cat Pleska., (ebook)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3417069
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
IMAGES... -- No Salt -- Trick or Treat -- A Tone -- Give Me My Hat -- Big Earl's -- A Brush with the Law -- In Mommaw's Kitchen -- AWAKENING... -- What We Called Home -- From a Time Before -- Night Light -- Cicada Buzz -- AWARENESS... -- I Spy -- Shelter -- Back Home -- Devil Faces -- Something Gathers 'Round Me -- House of Leaves -- Plunder -- REACTION... -- Alarm Clock -- My Civic Duty -- The Nervous Hospital -- My Kingdom for a Horse -- Night on Cheat Mountain I -- Night on Cheat Mountain II -- CarniVAL -- War -- The Sailor man -- LOSS... -- In the Cellar -- Reckoning -- Exception to the Rule -- Charmed -- I've Drawed up a Mite -- 900 Degrees Celsius -- Twin Haloes -- The Phone Rings -- Attention K-Mart Shoppers! Do the Dead Wear Underwear? -- We Shall Gather -- Riding on Comets -- Night on Cheat Mountain III -- Fall -- STRENGTH... -- Liminal -- Dragon's Tale -- Epilogue -- Author Bio -- Book Discussion
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781940425535
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC3417069
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3417069
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3417069
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11051557
  • (CaONFJC)MIL797772
  • (OCoLC)923515135

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