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The Resource The keepers of the house : a novel, Shirley Ann Grau

The keepers of the house : a novel, Shirley Ann Grau

Label
The keepers of the house : a novel
Title
The keepers of the house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Ann Grau
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have, for seven generations, been pillars of their southern community. Extraordinary family lore has been passed down to Abigail Howland, but not all of it. When shocking facts come to light about her late grandfather William's relationship with Margaret Carmichael, a black housekeeper, the community is outraged, and quickly gathers to vent its fury on Abigail. Alone in the house the Howlands built, she is at once shaken by those who have betrayed her, and determined to punish the town that has persecuted her and her kin. Morally intricate, graceful, and suspenseful, The Keepers of the House has become a modern classic
Member of
Cataloging source
AKD
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Grau, Shirley Ann
Dewey number
FIC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R283
LC item number
K447 2003
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mississippi
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Interracial marriage
  • Plantation life
Target audience
adult
Label
The keepers of the house : a novel, Shirley Ann Grau
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1964"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abigail -- William -- Margaret -- Abigail
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781400030743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 53872989
  • (OCoLC)53872989
Label
The keepers of the house : a novel, Shirley Ann Grau
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1964"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abigail -- William -- Margaret -- Abigail
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781400030743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 53872989
  • (OCoLC)53872989

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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