The Resource Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist

Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist

Label
Acts of God
Title
Acts of God
Statement of responsibility
stories by Ellen Gilchrist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Critically acclaimed writer Ellen Gilchrist, winner of the National Book Award, returns with her first story collection in eight years. In Acts of God, master short story writer Ellen Gilchrist has crafted a collection that takes us into eleven scenarios in which people dealing with forces beyond their control somehow manage to survive, persevere, and even triumph. For Marie James, a teenager from Fayetteville, Arkansas, the future changes when she joins a group of friends in their effort to find survivors among the debris left when a tornado destroys a neighboring town. For Philipa, taking control of her own fate is the greatest act of courage she can imagine, and the most difficult. For Eli Naylor, left orphaned by a flood, there arrives the understanding that out of tragedy can come the greatest good. In one way or another, all of these people are survivors who find the strength to go on when confronted with their own mortality, and they come alive in these stories, told with clear-eyed optimism and a salty sense of humor. As a critic in the Washington Post wrote in reviewing an earlier work, "To say that Ellen Gilchrist can write is to say that Placido Domingo can sing. All you need to do is listen."
Member of
Cataloging source
VALIL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilchrist, Ellen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I34258
LC item number
A65 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Label
Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E9FD00E1-EE89-4EFF-B426-16DDD0A8E183
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
ocn873838767
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616203955
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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
E9FD00E1-EE89-4EFF-B426-16DDD0A8E183
Label
Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E9FD00E1-EE89-4EFF-B426-16DDD0A8E183
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
ocn873838767
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616203955
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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
E9FD00E1-EE89-4EFF-B426-16DDD0A8E183

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