The Resource Promise, Minrose Gwin

Promise, Minrose Gwin

Label
Promise
Title
Promise
Statement of responsibility
Minrose Gwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the aftermath of a devastating tornado that rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression, two women worlds apart--one black, one white; one a great-grandmother, the other a teenager--fight for their families' survival in this lyrical and powerful novel."--Publisher annotation
  • A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one white; one a great-grandmother, the other a teenager-- are fighting for their families' survival in the aftermath of the tornado
Summary
Barely surviving an F5 tornado that rips through her 1936 Mississippi hometown, an African-American laundress and great-grandmother searches for her family among the catastrophe's survivors while bonding with the traumatized teen daughter of a despised white judge
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619929
Cataloging source
OQX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gwin, Minrose,
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.W56
LC item number
P76 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Teenage girls
  • Tornadoes
  • Natural disasters
  • Race relations
  • Tornadoes
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Tupelo (Miss.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Promise, Minrose Gwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1023802429
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 386 pages
Isbn
9780062471710
Lccn
2017052410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Promise, Minrose Gwin
Publication
Copyright
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
1023802429
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 386 pages
Isbn
9780062471710
Lccn
2017052410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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