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The Resource The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino, (Large Print/)

The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino, (Large Print/)

Label
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel
Title
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses)
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Terri-Lynne DeFino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alfonse Carducci was a literary giant who lived his life to excess, lovers, alcohol, parties, and literary rivalries. But now he's come to the Bar Harbor Home for the Elderly to spend the remainder of his days among kindred spirits: the publishing industry's nearly gone but never forgotten greats. Only now, at the end of his life, does he comprehend the price of appeasing every desire, and the consequences of forsaking love to pursue greatness. For Alfonse has an unshakeable case of writer's block that distresses him much more than his precarious health. Set on the water in one of New England's most beautiful locales, the Bar Harbor Home was established specifically for elderly writers needing a place to live out their golden years, or final days, in understated luxury and surrounded by congenial literary company. A faithful staff of nurses and orderlies surround the writers, and are drawn into their orbit, as they are forced to reckon with their own life stories. Among them are Cecibel Bringer, a young woman who knows first-hand the cost of chasing excess. A terrible accident destroyed her face and her sister in a split-second decision that Cecibel can never forgive, though she has tried to forget. Living quietly as an orderly, refusing to risk again the cost of love, Cecibel never anticipated the impact of meeting her favorite writer, Alfonse Carducci, or the effect he would have on her existence. In Cecibel, Alfonse finds a muse who returns him to the passion he thought he lost. As the words flow from him, weaving a tale taken up by the other residents of the Pen, Cecibel is reawakened to the idea of love and forgiveness. As the edges between story and reality blur, a world within a world is created. It's a place where the old are made young, the damaged are made whole, and anything is possible."--back cover
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeFino, Terri-Lynne
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writers' retreats
  • Writer's block
  • Bar Harbor (Me.)
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Writer's block
  • Writers' retreats
  • Maine
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Gothic
Target audience
adult
Label
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino, (Large Print/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039084033
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062845818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039084033
Label
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino, (Large Print/)
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Larger print"--Spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039084033
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
512 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062845818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039084033

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