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The Resource The outsider : a novel, Ann H. Gabhart

The outsider : a novel, Ann H. Gabhart

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The outsider : a novel
Title
The outsider
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann H. Gabhart
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Language
eng
Summary
Gabrielle Hope has a special gift of "knowing" the future. When she and her mother join the Pleasant Hill Shaker community in 1807, the members embrace her ability, although it sometimes frightens quiet Gabrielle. But when one vision comes true, a chain of events and an unlikely love challenge her loyalty to this chaste community
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  • “Shaker romance” might seem like an oxymoron, but Gabhart (Summer of Joy ) pens an interesting if emotionally lukewarm historical tale that explores the fascinating world of a religious Shaker community. The predictable story line is less compelling than the details about the Shakers and their stringent religious beliefs, with celibacy key to the plot. Set amid the War of 1812, the point of view shifts between the two romantic leads. Twenty-year-old Sister Gabrielle Hope's spiritual visions enable her to see future events. Although she's committed to the Shaker community of Harmony Hill (based on Kentucky's real-life Pleasant Hill), a few words and a kiss from the widowed outsider Dr. Brice Scott cause her to question the life she and her mother have chosen. More uncertainty follows as the strict rules of the community separate mothers from their children. Disappointingly, the romance never tingles, and even the novel's darker scenes of suicide and military execution are emotionally flat. But fans of Beverly Lewis's Amish novels may find Gabhart's well-researched historical fiction to their liking. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 2, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 22, p31)
  • Set in Kentucky in the early 1800s, this novel centers on Gabrielle Hope, whose family falls apart following the death of her brother. She and her mother join a Shaker community, but her loyalty to the Shakers and their chaste way of life is challenged when she meets an outsider, a doctor brought in to save the life of a young man. The author of Orchard of Hope and Summer of Joy offers a glimpse of a bygone era in which the Shakers lived together in chastity and faith. With an appealing heroine and an intriguing plot, Gabhart's latest novel deserves a place in all public libraries. The writer lives in Kentucky. --Tamara Butler (Reviewed June 1, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 10, p84)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
272912
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabhart, Ann H.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.A23
LC item number
O97 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Shaker novel
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakers
  • Kentucky
Target audience
adult
Label
The outsider : a novel, Ann H. Gabhart
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9780800732394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008006829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 213079643
  • (OCoLC)213079643
Label
The outsider : a novel, Ann H. Gabhart
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
22 cm
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9780800732394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008006829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 213079643
  • (OCoLC)213079643

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