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The Resource Paradise Alley : a novel, Kevin Baker

Paradise Alley : a novel, Kevin Baker

Label
Paradise Alley : a novel
Title
Paradise Alley
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Down in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley, three women - Deirdre Dolan O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle - struggle with their private fears as they wait for the storm to descend on them. Deirdre, whose lace-curtain sensibilities have always kept her at arm's length from her neighbors, is devastated by the discovery that her husband, Tom, has been wounded at Gettysburg. In her desperation, Deirdre must turn for aid and comfort to Ruth, a woman she has always judged as morally depraved." "Ruth, too, has been cut off from her husband, Billy Dove, an ex-slave. At dawn he set out for the Colored Orphans' Asylum uptown, to collect his last wages. But he has not returned by day's end, or by the next morning. In the meantime, Ruth has learned that dozens of black men and women have been lynched or beaten by rioters."
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • James Fenimore Cooper Prize, 2003
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069349
Cataloging source
CLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A43143
LC item number
P37 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
City of fire trilogy
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863
  • Irish American women
Target audience
adult
Label
Paradise Alley : a novel, Kevin Baker
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
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
676, 18 pages
Isbn
9780060875954
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 65635289
  • (OCoLC)65635289
Label
Paradise Alley : a novel, Kevin Baker
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
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
676, 18 pages
Isbn
9780060875954
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 65635289
  • (OCoLC)65635289

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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