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The Resource Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Unsheltered
Title
Unsheltered
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
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.--
  • At the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, New Jersey two families live in the same house-- centuries apart. Willa and Iano Knox 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 she worked folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. The household includes her disabled father-in-law and a daughter; their newly-widowed son Zeke and his own newborn son will soon join them. In a different time, Thatcher Greenwood, a science teacher, has been forbidden to speak of the work just published by Charles Darwin. His young bride and social-climbing mother-in-law bristle dismiss his worries that their elegant house is unsound. Each family lives in precarious times-- and the foundations of the past have failed to prepare either for the future. -- adapted from publisher info
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Kingsolver, Barbara
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Courage
  • Inspiration
  • Social change
  • Families
  • Historical fiction
  • Vineland (N.J.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
464 pages
Isbn
9780062684561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019922367
  • (OCoLC)on1019922367
  • 968930
Label
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Copyright
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
464 pages
Isbn
9780062684561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019922367
  • (OCoLC)on1019922367
  • 968930

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