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The Resource Magnolia city, Duncan W. Alderson

Magnolia city, Duncan W. Alderson

Label
Magnolia city
Title
Magnolia city
Statement of responsibility
Duncan W. Alderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Houston in the 1920s is a city of established cotton kings and newly rich oil barons, where the elite live in beaux art mansions behind the gates of Courtlandt Place. Kirby Augustus Allen, grandson of the Allen brothers who founded Houston as a real estate deal, is grooming his daughter Hetty to marry Lamar Rusk, scion of the Splendora oil fortune. Instead, at the No-Tsu-Oh Carnival of 1928, beautiful, rebellious Hetty encounters a mysterious man from Montana dressed in the gear of a wildcatter--an outsider named Garret MacBride. Hetty is torn between Lamar's lavish courtship and her instinctive connection to Garret. As Lamar's wife she would be guaranteed acceptance to the highest ranks of Houston society. Yet Garret, poor but powerfully ambitious, offers the adventure she craves, with rendezvous in illicit jazz clubs and reckless nights of passion. The men's intense rivalry extends to business, as rumors of a vast, untapped ocean of oil in East Texas spark a frenzy that can make fortunes--or shatter lives and dreams beyond repair."--
Summary
Being groomed to wed a man with an oil fortune, beautiful, rebellious Hette Allen finds herself drawn to a poor but ambitious man from Montana, causing the two men to become intense rivals both for her affection and in business
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Publisher's website
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307850
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alderson, Duncan W
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L348
LC item number
M34 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Houston (Tex.)
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Magnolia city, Duncan W. Alderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Includes Q & A with author and reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780758292759
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 853244713
  • (OCoLC)853244713
Label
Magnolia city, Duncan W. Alderson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Includes Q & A with author and reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9780758292759
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 853244713
  • (OCoLC)853244713

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