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The Resource Mary Coin, Marisa Silver, (text large print)

Mary Coin, Marisa Silver, (text large print)

Label
Mary Coin
Title
Mary Coin
Statement of responsibility
Marisa Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America's farms in search of work. Little personal information is exchanged, and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced what will become the most iconic image of the Great Depression. Three vibrant characters anchor the narrative of Mary Coin. Mary, the migrant mother herself, who emerges as a woman with deep reserves of courage and nerve, with private passions and carefully-guarded secrets. Vera Dare, the photographer wrestling with creative ambition who makes the choice to leave her children in order to pursue her work. And Walker Dodge, a present-day professor of cultural history, who discovers a family mystery embedded in the picture. In luminous, exquisitely rendered prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief moment in history, and reminds us that although a great photograph can capture the essence of a moment, it only scratches the surface of a life
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Label
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
447 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460288
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013013271
System control number
  • (OCoLC)835621812
  • (OCoLC)ocn835621812
Label
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver, (text large print)
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
447 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460288
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013013271
System control number
  • (OCoLC)835621812
  • (OCoLC)ocn835621812

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