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The Resource Home sweet home, April Smith

Home sweet home, April Smith

Label
Home sweet home
Title
Home sweet home
Statement of responsibility
April Smith
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Against the backdrop of America's heartland, this stunning epic drama follows the Kusek family over fifty years, through relocation from metropolis to prairie, the panic of Communism and McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a dramatic trial, and, ultimately, murder. On Christmas Eve, 1985, Jo Kusek discovers her brother and his family have been savagely attacked. The wife has been killed, father and son barely alive. How did this happen? Cal, Jo's father, was a World War II pilot and an attorney. Betsy, Jo's mother, was a worker's advocate. In 1950, they escaped the political hysteria of New York City, and relocated to a close-knit town in South Dakota. Cal became a cattleman, Betsy a nurse. Jo and her younger brother, Lance, were inseparable. A seat in the State Assembly became available and Cal jumped at the chance to serve the community that had taken them in. Life was full and rewarding. Things change when Cal runs for US Senate. His campaign threatens the local triumvirate of power that will do anything to stop him. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks and divide the town. Driven by fear and hate, the Kuseks' neighbors condemn them as enemies and spies. Their American Dream falls apart overnight and becomes an agonizing nightmare. And although they are vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek, his wife and son, are violently assaulted, and the mystery then unfolds as to who could have committed this coldblooded act. Is it the result of the events decades earlier? As her loved ones hover between life and death, Jo Kusek becomes our witness to one of the most brutal periods in American history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1949-
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Smith, April
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cady McClain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
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McClain, Cady
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  • Nineteen fifties
  • Families
  • Domestic fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • United States
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Home sweet home, April Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical 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
Extent
11 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524755232
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 physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6442
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952384342
  • (OCoLC)ocn952384342
  • 867723
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Home sweet home, April Smith
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical 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
Extent
11 sound discs (ca. 14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524755232
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 physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6442
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952384342
  • (OCoLC)ocn952384342
  • 867723
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
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