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A Sudden Light [electronic resource] : A Novel/

Label
A Sudden Light [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Title
A Sudden Light [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Statement of responsibility
Garth Stein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The -- A Sudden LightThe Seattle Times)—a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power
Summary
"When a boy tries to save his parents' marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain. In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel--who is flickering in and out of dementia--to a graduated living facility, sell offthe house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires," divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company.The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future. A Sudden Light is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family's struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and hisrare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10321784
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stein, Garth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Family estates
  • Family secrets
  • Fourteen-year-old boys
  • Diary writing
  • Environmentalists
  • Family curses
  • Separated couples
  • Fathers and sons
  • Ghosts
  • Gay men
  • Haunted houses
  • Forest conservation
  • Family relationships
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Puget sound
Target audience
adult
Label
A Sudden Light [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:essszg9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439187050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Sudden Light [electronic resource] : A Novel/
Publication
Control code
THREE_M:essszg9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781439187050
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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