The Resource The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows

The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows

Label
The truth according to us : a novel
Title
The truth according to us
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Annie Barrows
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes a wise, witty, and exuberant novel, perfect for fans of Lee Smith, that illuminates the power of loyalty and forgiveness, memory and truth, and the courage it takes to do what's right. Annie Barrows once again evokes the charm and eccentricity of a small town filled with extraordinary characters. Her new novel, The Truth According to Us, brings to life an inquisitive young girl, her beloved aunt, and the alluring visitor who changes the course of their destiny forever
  • "In the summer of 1938, Layla Beck's father, a United States senator, cuts off her allowance and demands that she find employment on the Federal Writers' Project (FWP), a New Deal jobs program. Within days, Layla finds herself far from her accustomed social whirl, assigned to cover the history of the remote mill town of Macedonia, West Virginia, and destined, in her own opinion, to go completely mad with boredom. However, once she secures a room in the home of the unconventional Romeyn family, she is completely drawn into their complex world and soon discovers that the truth of the town is deeply entangled in the thorny past of the Romeyn dynasty. At the Romeyn house, twelve-year-old Willa is desperate to learn everything in her quest to acquire her favorite virtues--ferocity and devotion--a search that leads her into a thicket of mysteries, including the questionable business with which her charismatic father is always occupied and the reason her adored aunt Jottie never married. Layla's arrival strikes a match to the family veneer, bringing to light buried secrets that will tell a different tale about the Romeyns, and the invisible threads linking them to the heart of Macedonia's history. As Willa peels back the layers of her family's past, and Layla delves deeper into town legend, everyone involved is transformed--and their personal histories completely rewritten." --
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrows, Annie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A8373
LC item number
T78 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historians
  • Family secrets
  • Depressions
  • West Virginia
  • West Virginia
Label
The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780385342940
Lccn
2014037515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2323257
  • (OCoLC)895256027
  • (OCoLC)ocn895256027
  • 2289492
  • 2323257
Label
The truth according to us : a novel, Annie Barrows
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
491 pages
Isbn
9780385342940
Lccn
2014037515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2323257
  • (OCoLC)895256027
  • (OCoLC)ocn895256027
  • 2289492
  • 2323257

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