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The Resource The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake, (sound recording)

The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake, (sound recording)

Label
The guest book : a novel
Title
The guest book
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Blake
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that "used to run the world." And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything--perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies. In 1959 a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden's bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len's best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room--at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons' island in Maine. An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn't have the money to keep. When Kitty's granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather's past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life. An ambitious novel that weaves the American past with its present, Sarah Blake's The Guest Book looks at the racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations"--
Summary
The bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-20th-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances and disturbing revelations
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10792649
Cataloging source
KYC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blake, Sarah
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3602.L3485
LC item number
G84 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Orlagh Cassidy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cassidy, Orlagh
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (approximately 16.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250220875
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781250220875
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1084681468
  • (OCoLC)1084681468
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (approximately 16.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250220875
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781250220875
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1084681468
  • (OCoLC)1084681468
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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