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The Resource A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith, (sound recording book on CD)

A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith, (sound recording book on CD)

Label
A star for Mrs. Blake
Title
A star for Mrs. Blake
Statement of responsibility
April Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Meeting for the first time for a shared pilgrimage to France to visit the graves of their World War I soldier sons, an Irish maid, a chicken farmer's wife, a Boston socialite, a former tennis star, and a librarian meet a brutally scarred journalist before confronting a shocking secret
  • "An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the l930's about five American women--Gold Star Mothers--who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, wife of an immigrant Russian Jewish chicken farmer; Bobbie, a wealthy Boston socialite ; Wilhelmina, a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and Cora Blake, a single mother and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug habit helps him hide from his own war-time fate--facial wounds so grievous he's forced to wear a metal mask. This man will change Cora's life in wholly unexpected ways. And when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events -a death, a scandal, a secret revealed--will guarantee that Cora's life and those of her traveling companions will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones. This is a timeless story set against a footnote of history: little known but unforgettable.."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1949-
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Smith, April
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.M467
LC item number
S73 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Bernadette Dunne
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Dunne, Bernadette
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Parental grief
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cemeteries
  • United States
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith, (sound recording book on CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 11:35:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr., 35 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804166256
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA4416
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2110882
  • (OCoLC)851413972
  • (OCoLC)ocn851413972
  • 2084720
  • 2110882
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake, April Smith, (sound recording book on CD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • Compact discs
  • Duration: 11:35:00
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr., 35 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804166256
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA4416
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 2110882
  • (OCoLC)851413972
  • (OCoLC)ocn851413972
  • 2084720
  • 2110882
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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