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The Resource Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (sound recording)

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (sound recording)

Label
Unsheltered
Title
Unsheltered
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious shelter is also the only option for a disabled father-in-law and an exasperating, free-spirited daughter. When the family's one success story, an Ivy-educated son, is uprooted by tragedy he seems likely to join them, with dark complications of his own. In another time, a troubled husband and public servant asks, How can a man tell the truth, and be reviled for it? A science teacher with a passion for honest investigation, Thatcher Greenwood finds himself under siege: his employer forbids him to speak of the exciting work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle at the risk of scandal, and dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. In a village ostensibly founded as a benevolent Utopia, Thatcher wants only to honor his duties, but his friendships with a woman scientist and a renegade newspaper editor threaten to draw him into a vendetta with the town's powerful men. Unsheltered is the compulsively readable story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey, navigating what seems to be the end of the world as they know it. With history as their tantalizing canvas, these characters paint a startlingly relevant portrait of life in precarious times when the foundations of the past have failed to prepare us for the future.--
Summary
Traces the experiences of a woman whose efforts to protect her family from sudden unemployment are shaped by the story of an ostracized 19th-century science teacher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
Assigning source
Publisher's description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10752681
Cataloging source
ETC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsolver, Barbara
Dewey number
813.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
U57 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
HarperCollins (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vineland (N.J.)
  • Courage
  • Inspiration
  • Social change
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (16 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062865663
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062865663
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30cif0
  • 10cif0
System control number
  • on1037900392
  • (OCoLC)1037900392
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (16 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062865663
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780062865663
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 30cif0
  • 10cif0
System control number
  • on1037900392
  • (OCoLC)1037900392
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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