The Resource Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (electronic resource)

Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (electronic resource)

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Tiny Americans : a novel
Title
Tiny Americans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Devin Murphy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the National Bestselling author of The Boat Runner comes a poignant, luminous novel that follows one family over decades and across the world-perfect for fans of the film Boyhood. Western New York, 1978: Jamie, Lewis, and Connor Thurber watch their parents' destructive dance of loving, hating, and drinking. Terrance Thurber spends this year teaching his children about the natural world: they listen to the heartbeat of trees, track animal footprints, sleep under the star-filled sky. Despite these lessons, he doesn't show them how to survive without him. And when these seasons of trying and failing to quit booze and be a better man are over, Terrance is gone. Alone with their artist mother, Catrin, the Thurber children are left to grapple with the anger they feel for the one parent who deserted them and a growing resentment for the one who didn't. As Catrin withdraws into her own world, Jamie throws herself into painting while her brothers smash out their rage in brutal, no-holds-barred football games with neighborhood kids. Once they can leave-Jamie for college, Lewis for the navy, and Connor for work-they don't look back. But Terrance does. Crossing the country, sobering up, and starting over has left him with razor-sharp regret. Terrance doesn't know that Jamie, now an academic, inhabits an ever-shrinking circle of loneliness; that Lewis, a merchant marine, fears life on dry land; that Connor struggles to connect with the son he sees teetering on an all-too-familiar edge. He only knows that he has one last try to build a bridge, through the years, to his family. Composed of a series of touchstone moments, Tiny Americans is a thrilling and bittersweet rendering of a family that, much like the tides, continues to come together and drift apart
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Murphy, Devin
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Ann Marie Lee, Kirby Heyborne, Andrew Eiden, and Christian Baskous
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Ann Marie
  • Heyborne, Kirby
  • Eiden, Andrew
  • Baskous, Christian
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parent and child
  • Alcoholic fathers
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 05 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780062897596
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
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12195305
Publisher number
MWT12195305
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unknown
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sound
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 05 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062897596
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12195305
Publisher number
MWT12195305
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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