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The Resource The right-hand shore, Christopher Tilghman

The right-hand shore, Christopher Tilghman

Label
The right-hand shore
Title
The right-hand shore
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Tilghman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A masterful novel that confronts the dilemmas of race, family, and forbidden love in the wake of America's Civil War Fifteen years after the publication of his acclaimed novel Mason's Retreat, Christopher Tilghman returns to the Mason family and their Chesapeake Bay estate in The Right-Hand Shore. It is 1922, and Edward Mason is making a call upon Miss Mary Bayly, the current owner of the legendary Mason family estate, the Retreat. Miss Mary is dying. She plans to give the Retreat to Edward, the closest direct descendant of the original immigrant that Miss Mary can find. Edward believes he can charm the old lady, secure the estate and be back in Baltimore by lunchtime. Instead, over the course of a long day, he hears the stories that will forever tie him and his family to the land. He hears of Miss Mary's grandfather brutally selling all his slaves in 1857 in order to avoid the reprisals he believes will come with Emancipation. He hears of the doomed efforts by Wyatt Bayly, Miss Mary's father, to turn the Retreat into a vast peach orchard, and of Miss Mary and her brother growing up in a fractured and warring household. He learns of Abel Terrell, son of Free Blacks who becomes head orchardist, and whose family becomes intimately connected to the Baylys and to the Mason legacy. The drama in this richly textured novel proceeds through vivid set pieces: on rural nineteenth-century industry; on a boyhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland; on the unbreakable divisions of race and class; and, finally, on two families attempting to save a son and a daughter from the dangers of their own innocent love
Member of
Summary
While visiting the dying owner of the family's estate in order to secure his inheritance, Edward hears stories about his family and land, from an ancestor's 1857 sale of soon-to-be emancipated slaves to a doomed effort to cultivate a peach orchard
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10061303
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tilghman, Christopher
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.I348
LC item number
R54 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Mason family novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The right-hand shore, Christopher Tilghman
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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780374203481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 758098795
  • (OCoLC)758098795
Label
The right-hand shore, Christopher Tilghman
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
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780374203481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 758098795
  • (OCoLC)758098795

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