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The Resource The secret, Beverly Lewis

The secret, Beverly Lewis

Label
The secret
Title
The secret
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Lewis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this portrait of an Amish family's struggle to overcome the effects of a baffling secret, soon-to- be-engaged Grace Byler is perplexed by her mom's nocturnal weeping and wandering--and her dad's refusal to discuss what's wrong. But when her mom runs off, Grace puts her own life on hold to pick up the pieces her mother left behind
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Review
Popular novelist and Amish specialist Lewis (The Brethren ) launches a new series with this volume. Two young women, Amish Grace Byler and graduate student Heather Nelson, stand as counterpoints in parallel plots involving two secrets. Grace's mother is troubled; Heather, whose mother has died of cancer, tells no one in her circle of her own diagnosis of terminal illness, which drives her to Pennsylvania Amish country in search of healing. Grace's mother makes a decision that painfully complicates the action and drives it forward. Grace, her family and friends and the Amish milieu are drawn with characteristically ample detail, right down to jars of preserves set out on the tables at many bountiful Amish meals. Lots of powerful emotions go characteristically unspoken in this reticent culture, though the reader won't miss them. By comparison, the emotional high-stakes Heather plot is less detailed and consequently less engrossing. Lewis lays out—and knots—many plot threads to pursue and resolve in subsequent installments in the series, ensuring readers' return. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed February 9, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 6, p35)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
305442
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Beverly
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E9383
LC item number
S43 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Seasons of grace
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amish
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Pa.)
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret, Beverly Lewis
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
22 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780764206801
Lccn
2008051051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 263987457
  • (OCoLC)263987457
Label
The secret, Beverly Lewis
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
22 cm.
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780764206801
Lccn
2008051051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 263987457
  • (OCoLC)263987457

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