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The Resource Miss Jane : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Brad Watson, (kit)

Miss Jane : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Brad Watson, (kit)

Label
Miss Jane : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Title
Miss Jane
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups]
Statement of responsibility
Brad Watson
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Astonishing prose brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet Southern pastoral. Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog- Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place--namely, sex and marriage. From the country doctor who adopts Jane to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the highly erotic world of nature around her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, the world of Miss Jane Chisolm is anything but barren. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still"--Provided by publisher
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Summary
A tale inspired by the story of the author's great-aunt explores the life of a woman in early 20th-century rural Mississippi whose genital birth defect prevents her marriageability as she endures the hardships of farm life, observes the erotic qualities of nature and shares a relationship with a boy who loves but is forced to leave her
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10515965
Cataloging source
VAK
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Watson, Brad
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Williamsburg Regional Library
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True
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  • Women with disabilities
  • Quality of life
  • Mississippi
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
Target audience
adult
Label
Miss Jane : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Brad Watson, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=34032
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 284 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies +
Isbn
9780393241730
Lccn
2016056762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 969973342
  • (OCoLC)921868880
Label
Miss Jane : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups], Brad Watson, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=34032
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: W. W. Norton & Company, 2016 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 284 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
12 regular print copies +
Isbn
9780393241730
Lccn
2016056762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 969973342
  • (OCoLC)921868880
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