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The Resource Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken

Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken

Label
Bowlaway : a novel
Title
Bowlaway
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McCracken
Title variation
Bowl away
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley. From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century-- nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person-- Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark-- with Bertha its most notable resident. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is heir apparent to Truitt Alleys. Soon it becomes clear that, even in her death, Bertha's defining spirit and the implications of her obfuscations live on, infecting and affecting future generations through inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills
Summary
An unconventional New England family faces scandal, inheritance battles and questions of paternities as viewed through their three generations of owning and operating a candlepin bowling alley in the town of Salford, Massachusetts
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755026
Cataloging source
FMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCracken, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C35248
LC item number
B69 2019b
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Bowling alleys
  • Family secrets
  • Heirs
  • Massachusetts
  • Bowling alleys
  • Families
  • Family secrets
  • Heirs
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print" -- back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083877095
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
504 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062888273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083877095
Label
Bowlaway : a novel, Elizabeth McCracken
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print" -- back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083877095
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
504 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062888273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083877095

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