The Resource Tending to Virginia: : a novel

Tending to Virginia: : a novel

Label
Tending to Virginia: : a novel
Title
Tending to Virginia:
Title remainder
a novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Virginia Turner Ballard, know to her North Carolina relatives as Ginny Sue. It's also the story of her mother, her grandmother, her great aunts, her closest cousin--three generations of women who gather around Virginia to help her at the end of a hard pregnancy, to tend to her, to help her prepare for the fourth generation. This kind of family attendance, this kind of tending to, is Southern to the core, offering, as it does, the occasion for reviving and trading entwined family stories. Tending to Virginia is a novel of one family's most important stories--how they happened, how they were perceived, how they were remembered, how their truth is revealed. In the end, an eruption of family confessions becomes revelation--revelation as legacy, passed down among a family's women; revelation as a family's gift in celebration of growing up, a process Jill McCorkle knows lasts into old age. In her characterizations of these vivid women playing out their generational roles in the contemporary South, McCorkle presents us with a powerful insight--that the strongest family bonds are, for better or worse, as often created by what is held back as by what is spoken
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1958-
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McCorkle, Jill
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Women
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
Tending to Virginia: : a novel
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Publication
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
MWT11689657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616202019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11689657
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11689657
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Tending to Virginia: : a novel
Link
Publication
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
MWT11689657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616202019
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11689657
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11689657
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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