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The Resource Reliance, Illinois, Mary Volmer

Reliance, Illinois, Mary Volmer

Label
Reliance, Illinois
Title
Reliance, Illinois
Statement of responsibility
Mary Volmer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Illinois, 1874: With a birthmark covering half her face, thirteen-year-old Madelyn Branch is accustomed to cold and awkward greetings, and expects no less in Reliance, Illinois. After all, her mother, Rebecca, was careful not to mention a daughter in the Matrimonial Times ad which brought them to the struggling river town. When Rebecca weds, Madelyn poses as her mother's younger sister, and earns a grudging berth in her new house. Deeply injured by her mother's deceptions, Madelyn soon leaves to enter the service of Miss Rose Werner, prodigal daughter of the town's founder. Miss Rose is a suffragette and purveyor of black market birth control who sees in Madelyn a project and potential acolyte. Madelyn, though, wants to feel beautiful and loved, and she pins her hopes on William Stark, a young photographer, and a haunted Civil War veteran."--
Summary
"Illinois, 1874: With a birthmark covering half her face, thirteen-year-old Madelyn Branch is accustomed to cold and awkward greetings, and expects no less in Reliance, Illinois. After all, her mother, Rebecca, was careful not to mention a daughter in the Matrimonial Times ad which brought them to the struggling river town. When Rebecca weds, Madelyn poses as her mother's younger sister, and earns a grudging berth in her new house. Deeply injured by her mother's deceptions, Madelyn soon leaves to enter the service of Miss Rose Werner, prodigal daughter of the town's founder. Miss Rose is a suffragette and purveyor of black market birth control who sees in Madelyn a project and potential acolyte. Madelyn, though, wants to feel beautiful and loved, and shepins her hopes on William Stark, a young photographer, and a haunted Civil War veteran. Volmer's large-hearted, captivating novel takes in not just precocious, romantic Madelyn, but a whole town and way of life. Gossip, murder, love and hate, lace-makingand drunken fist fights, sinners, saviors, and even Mark Twain himself grace the pages of Reliance, Illinois, a brilliant and beautiful window into American life during a period of tumultuous change. "--
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10485721
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.O645
LC item number
R45 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
Reliance, Illinois, Mary Volmer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20641972
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781616956721
Lccn
2015041329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919683111
  • (OCoLC)919683111
Label
Reliance, Illinois, Mary Volmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20641972
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781616956721
Lccn
2015041329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919683111
  • (OCoLC)919683111

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