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The Resource Flood : a novel, Melissa Scholes Young

Flood : a novel, Melissa Scholes Young

Label
Flood : a novel
Title
Flood
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Scholes Young
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sparkling debut set in Mark Twain's boyhood town, Flood is a story of what it means to be lost . . . and found. Laura Brooks fled her hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, ten years ago after a historic flood and personal heartbreak. Now she's returned unannounced, and her family and friends don't know what to make of it. She says she's just home for a brief visit and her high-school reunion, but she's carrying too much luggage for that: literal and metaphorical. Soon Laura is embroiled in small-town affairs--the contentious divorce of her rowdy best friend Rose; the campaign of her twelve-year-old godson, Bobby, to become the town's official Tom Sawyer; and the renewed interest of the man Laura once thought she'd marry, Sammy McGuire. Leaving town when she was eighteen had been Laura's only option. She feared a stifling existence in a town ruled by its past, its mythological devotion to Mark Twain, and the economic and racial divide that runs as deep as the Mississippi River. She can't forget that fateful Fourth of July when the levees broke or the decisions that still haunt her. Now as the Mississippi rises again, a deep wound threatens to reopen, and Laura must decide if running away once more might be the best way to save herself
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10566103
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Melissa Scholes
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3625.O96728
LC item number
F56 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homecoming
  • Hannibal (Mo.)
  • Floods
Target audience
adult
Label
Flood : a novel, Melissa Scholes Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781478970781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 960294100
  • (OCoLC)960294100
Label
Flood : a novel, Melissa Scholes Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781478970781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 960294100
  • (OCoLC)960294100

Library Locations

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