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The Resource The ghost at the table, Suzanne Berne

The ghost at the table, Suzanne Berne

Label
The ghost at the table
Title
The ghost at the table
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Berne
Title variation
Last of Mark Twain's Daughters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
San Francisco freelance writer Cynthia Fiske acquiesces to her maternal older sister, Frances, and attends the Thanksgiving family reunion Frances is hosting at her perfectly restored Colonial home in Concord, Mass. Cynthia believes her father, now 82, murdered their invalid mother with an overdose of pills when Cynthia was 13, and she has no wish to ever see him again. Within months after their mother died, their father packed Frances and Cynthia off to boarding school and married the much younger Ilse, a graduate student who worked as part-time tutor to Frances. But now he's suffered a stroke. Ilse is divorcing him, and the family is placing him in a home. Tension is high by the time the assorted guests, including Frances's complicated teenage daughters, her mysterious husband and the speech-impaired patriarch, are called to Frances's table, and it doesn't take much to fan the first flares of anger into the inevitable conflagration
Summary
Thanksgiving at the New England home of the second of three sisters marks a reunion between the three Fiske sisters and their long-estranged father, in a portrait of the unraveling of a family
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146612
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berne, Suzanne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E73114
LC item number
L37 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Sisters
  • Families
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Large type books
  • Families
  • Large type books
  • Sisters
  • Thanksgiving Day
Target audience
adult
Label
The ghost at the table, Suzanne Berne
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm74459874
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
319 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781585479498
Lccn
2006035231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)74459874
Label
The ghost at the table, Suzanne Berne
Publication
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
ocm74459874
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
319 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781585479498
Lccn
2006035231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)74459874

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