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The Resource A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith

A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith

Label
A star for Mrs. Blake
Title
A star for Mrs. Blake
Statement of responsibility
April Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Summary
In the 1930s five American women, Gold Star Mothers, travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, wife of an immigrant Russian Jewish chicken farmer; Bobbie, a wealthy Boston socialite ; Wilhelmina, a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and Cora Blake, a single mother and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug habit helps him hide from his own war-time fate, facial wounds so grievous he's forced to wear a metal mask. This man will change Cora's life in wholly unexpected ways. And when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events, a death, a scandal, a secret revealed, will guarantee that Cora's life and those of her traveling companions will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones
Cataloging source
DLC
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Smith, April
Dewey number
813.6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parental grief
  • Cemeteries
  • Mothers and sons
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
3780277x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781628990362
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3780277x
  • (Sirsi) 3780277x
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith
Publication
Copyright
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
3780277x
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781628990362
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 3780277x
  • (Sirsi) 3780277x

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