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The Resource The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake

The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake

Label
The guest book : a novel
Title
The guest book
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Blake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that "used to run the world." And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything--perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies. In 1959 a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden's bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len's best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room--at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons' island in Maine. An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn't have the money to keep. When Kitty's granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather's past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life. An ambitious novel that weaves the American past with its present, Sarah Blake's The Guest Book looks at the racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blake, Sarah
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.L3485
LC item number
G84 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Historical / World War II
Label
The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1048937390
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9781250110251
Lccn
2018055420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048937390
Label
The guest book : a novel, Sarah Blake
Publication
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
on1048937390
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
486 pages
Isbn
9781250110251
Lccn
2018055420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048937390

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