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The Resource Gateway to the moon : a novel, Mary Morris

Gateway to the moon : a novel, Mary Morris

Label
Gateway to the moon : a novel
Title
Gateway to the moon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From award-winning novelist Mary Morris comes the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined. In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres' descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred years later, it is in these same hills that Miguel Torres, a young amateur astronomer, finds himself trying to understand the mystery that surrounds him and the town he grew up in. Entrada de la Luna is a place that holds a profound secret--one that its residents cannot even imagine. It is also a place that ambitious children, such as Miguel, try to leave. Poor health, broken marriages, and poverty are the norm. Luck is unusual. When Miguel sees a flyer for a babysitting job, he jumps at the opportunity, and begins work for a Jewish family new to the area. Rachel Rothstein is not the sort of parent Miguel expected. A frustrated artist, Rachel moved her family from New York in search of a fresh start, but so far New Mexico has not solved any of the problems she brought with her. Miguel loves the work, yet he is surprised to find many of the Rothstein family's customs similar to ones he's grown up with and never understood. Interwoven throughout the present-day narrative are the powerful stories of the ancestors of Entrada's residents, highlighting the torture, pursuit, and resistance of the Jewish people. A beautiful novel of shared history, Gateway to the Moon is a moving and memorable portrait of a family and its journey through the centuries
Summary
A young, amateur astronomer, Miguel, takes a babysitting job for a Jewish family new to his hometown in New Mexico and is surprised to find many of their family’s customs are similar to the ones he’s grown up with and didn’t understand
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10651196
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Mary
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O87445
LC item number
G38 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • New Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
Gateway to the moon : a novel, Mary Morris
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780385542906
Lccn
2017016953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • 986523656
  • (OCoLC)986523656
Label
Gateway to the moon : a novel, Mary Morris
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780385542906
Lccn
2017016953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • 986523656
  • (OCoLC)986523656

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