The Resource A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson

A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson

Label
A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel
Title
A cloud in the shape of a girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jean Thompson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A novel about three generations of the Wise family--Evelyn, Laura, and Grace--as they hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making. Evelyn set aside her career to marry late, and motherhood never became her. Her daughter Laura felt this acutely and wants desperately to marry, but she soon discovers her husband Gabe to be a man who expects too much of everyone in his life, especially his musician son. Grace has moved out from Laura and Gabe's house, but can't seem to live up to her potential--whatever that might be. We see these women and their trials, small and large: social slights and heartbreaks; marital disappointments and infidelities; familial dysfunction; mortality. Spanning from World War II to the present, Thompson reveals a matrilineal love story that is so perfectly grounded in our time--a story of three women regressing, stalling, and yes, evolving, over decades. One of the burning questions she asks is: by serving her family, is a woman destined to repeat the mistakes of previous generations, or can she transcend the expectations of a place, and a time? Can she truly be free? Evelyn, Laura, and Grace are the glue that binds their family together. Tethered to their small Midwestern town--by choice or chance--Jean Thompson seamlessly weaves together the stories of the Wise women with humanity and elegance, through their heartbreaks, setbacks, triumphs, and tragedies"--
  • "Two-time National Book Award finalist returns to S&S with a novel in the vein of her New York Times bestselling THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME -- a moving family saga featuring three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in a small Midwestern college town"--
  • Across three generations, the women of the Wise family hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making. Evelyn set aside her career to marry, and motherhood never became her. Her daughter Laura discovers her husband Gabe expects too much of everyone in his life, especially his musician son. Grace has moved out from Laura and Gabe's house, but can't seem to live up to her potential-- whatever that might be. As their story spans from World War II to the present, tethered in their small Midwestern town, they question: is a woman destined to repeat the mistakes of previous generations, or can she transcend the expectations of a place, and a time? -- adapted from publisher info
Summary
From National Book Award finalist and the New York Times best-selling author of The Year We Left Home comes a family saga about three generations of women who struggle to find freedom and happiness in their small Midwestern college town
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732672
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Jean
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.H625
LC item number
C58 2018eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Generations
  • Dysfunctional families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Middle West
  • Middle West.
Target audience
adult
Label
A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=3962080
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1057894574
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501194382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C94309E5-9523-4695-8A2C-14D9CB6D2281
Label
A cloud in the shape of a girl : a novel, Jean Thompson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=3962080
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1057894574
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501194382
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C94309E5-9523-4695-8A2C-14D9CB6D2281

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