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The Resource The house at the edge of night : a novel, Catherine Banner

The house at the edge of night : a novel, Catherine Banner

Label
The house at the edge of night : a novel
Title
The house at the edge of night
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Banner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a café draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children, three sons and an inquisitive daughter, grow up and struggle with both humanity's cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy. Spanning nearly a century, through secrets and mysteries, trials and sacrifice, this beautiful and haunting novel follows the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders who live and love on Castellamare: a cruel count and his bewitching wife, a priest who loves scandal, a prisoner of war turned poet, an outcast girl who becomes a pillar of strength, a wounded English soldier who emerges from the sea. The people of Castellamare are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness.
Summary
Four generations of women on a Mediterranean island fight to safeguard their family against the forces of history and bitterness that divide them from World War I through the 2008 recession
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
Assigning source
Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494599
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banner, Catherine
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.A69
LC item number
H68 2016
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
Target audience
adult
Label
The house at the edge of night : a novel, Catherine Banner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780812998795
Lccn
2015023813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 911518351
  • (OCoLC)911518351
Label
The house at the edge of night : a novel, Catherine Banner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780812998795
Lccn
2015023813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 911518351
  • (OCoLC)911518351

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