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The Resource Flora

Flora

Label
Flora
Title
Flora
Statement of responsibility
Gail Godwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Gail Godwin, "a luminously written, heartbreaking book" (John Irving).Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three, Helen lost her mother, and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year-old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America, will haunt Helen for the rest of her life. This darkly beautiful novel about a child and a caretaker in isolation evokes shades of The Turn of the Screw and also harks back to Godwin's memorable novel of growing up The Finishing School. With a house on top of a mountain and a child who may be a bomb that will one day go off, Flora tells a story of love, regret, and the things we can't undo
Summary
Isolated in a decaying family home while her father performs secret work at the end of World War II, 10-year-old Helen, grieving the losses of her mother and grandmother, bonds with her sensitive young aunt while desperately clinging to the ghosts and stories of her childhood
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10176755
Cataloging source
DLC
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Godwin, Gail
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
Flora
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aac79829-dd91-40f7-bac5-37b7d1ef95d8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620401217
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Flora
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aac79829-dd91-40f7-bac5-37b7d1ef95d8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620401217
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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