The Resource The distance home : a novel, Paula Saunders., (ebook)

The distance home : a novel, Paula Saunders., (ebook)

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The distance home : a novel
Title
The distance home
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paula Saunders.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the years after World War II, the bleak yet beautiful plains of South Dakota still embody all the contradictions--the ruggedness and the promise--of the old frontier. This is a place where you can eat strawberries from wild vines, where lightning reveals a boundless horizon, where descendants of white settlers and native Indians continue to collide; and where, for most, there are limited options. Rene? shares a home, a family, and a passion for dance with her older brother, Leon. Yet for all they have in common, their lives are on remarkably different paths. In contrast to Rene?, a born spitfire, Leon is a gentle soul. The only boy in their ballet class, Leon silently endures often brutal teasing. Meanwhile, Rene? excels at everything she touches, basking in the delighted gaze of their father, whom Leon seems to disappoint no matter how hard he tries. As the years pass, Rene? and Leon's parents fight with increasing frequency--and ferocity. Their father--a cattle broker--spends more time on the road, his sporadic homecomings both yearned for and dreaded by the children. And as Rene? and Leon grow up, they grow apart. They grasp whatever they can to stay afloat--a word of praise, a grandmother's outstretched hand, the seductive attention of a stranger--as Rene? works to save herself, crossing the border into a larger, more hopeful world, while Leon embarks on a path of despair and self-destruction. Tender, searing, and unforgettable, The Distance Home is a profoundly American story spanning decades--a tale of haves and have-nots, of how our ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, lead us inevitably into various problems with empathy and caring for one another
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TEFOD
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1957-
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Saunders, Paula
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.A8249
LC item number
D57 2018eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Father and child
Label
The distance home : a novel, Paula Saunders., (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525508755
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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44BB4076-BE54-40F3-A0D7-11CC0BCDDD95
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  • on1048255973
  • (OCoLC)1048255973
Label
The distance home : a novel, Paula Saunders., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525508755
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44BB4076-BE54-40F3-A0D7-11CC0BCDDD95
System control number
  • on1048255973
  • (OCoLC)1048255973

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