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The balcony, by Jane Delury, (Large Print/)

Label
The balcony
Title
The balcony
Statement of responsibility
by Jane Delury
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate--including a manor and a servants' cottage--over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her brilliant employer. An ex-courtesan shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo attract the curiosity of the neighbors, and a housewife begins an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something: meaning, love, a new beginning, or merely survival. Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama. In her debut, Jane Delury writes with masterful economy and profound wisdom about growing up, growing old, marriage, infidelity, motherhood--in other words, about life--weaving a gorgeous tapestry of relationships, life-altering choices, and fleeting moments across the frame of the twentieth century. A sumptuous narrative of place that burrows deep into individual lives to reveal hidden regrets, resentments, and desires, The Balcony is brimming with compassion, natural beauty, and unmistakable humanity
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Delury, Jane
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.E44765
LC item number
B35 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • France
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Large type books
Label
The balcony, by Jane Delury, (Large Print/)
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
Control code
on1033558737
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855796
Lccn
2018019719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033558737
Label
The balcony, by Jane Delury, (Large Print/)
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
Control code
on1033558737
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
291 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432855796
Lccn
2018019719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1033558737

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