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The Resource Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Acts of God
Title
Acts of God
Statement of responsibility
stories by Ellen Gilchrist.
Creator
Author
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."
  • Presents eleven scenarios in which people survive, persevere, and even triumph over forces beyond their control, from a teenager joining in the search for survivors after a tornado to a woman taking control over her fate, which is her greatest act of courage
Member of
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilchrist, Ellen
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, American
Label
Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Jumping off bridges into clean water
  • Hopedale, a history in four acts
  • Acts of God
  • Miracle in Adkins, Arkansas
  • Collateral
  • High water
  • Toccata and Fuge in D Minor
  • The dogs
  • The dissolution of the myelin sheath
  • A love story
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616203955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014139018
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873838767
Label
Acts of God, stories by Ellen Gilchrist., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Jumping off bridges into clean water
  • Hopedale, a history in four acts
  • Acts of God
  • Miracle in Adkins, Arkansas
  • Collateral
  • High water
  • Toccata and Fuge in D Minor
  • The dogs
  • The dissolution of the myelin sheath
  • A love story
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616203955
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014139018
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873838767

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