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The Resource Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi

Label
Gingerbread
Title
Gingerbread
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Title variation
  • Gingerbread
  • Ginger bread
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. Perdita Lee may appear to be your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it's very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. The world's truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, is Harriet's charismatic childhood friend Gretel Kercheval--a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met. Decades later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother's long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet's story. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value"--
Member of
Summary
The award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird draws on the classic fairy-tale element of gingerbread in the story of a British family whose surprising legacy and secret past are tied to a favorite recipe
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760028
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Gingerbread man
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.Y49
LC item number
G56 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1785-1863
  • 1786-1859
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grimm, Jacob
  • Grimm, Wilhelm
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Formulas, recipes, etc
  • Friendship
  • Family secrets
  • Fairy tales
Target audience
adult
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
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
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594634659
Lccn
2018019890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035313765
  • (OCoLC)1035313765
Label
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Novel
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
Extent
258 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594634659
Lccn
2018019890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035313765
  • (OCoLC)1035313765

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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