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The Resource A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel (Large Print), April Smith

A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel (Large Print), April Smith

Label
A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel (Large Print)
Title
A star for Mrs. Blake
Title remainder
a novel (Large Print)
Statement of responsibility
April Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons? graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In this emotionally charged, brilliantly realized novel, April Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women.They are strangers at the start, but their lives will become inextricably intertwined, altered in indelible ways. These very different Gold Star Mothers travel to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery to say final good-byes to their sons and come together along the way to face the unexpected: a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed. None of these pilgrims will be as affected as Cora Blake, who has lived almost her entire life in a small fishing village off the coast of Maine, caring for her late sister?s three daughters, hoping to fill the void left by the death of her son, Sammy, who was killed on a scouting mission during the final days of the war. Cora believes she is managing as well as can be expected in the midst of the Depression, but nothing has prepared her for what lies ahead on this unpredictable journey, including an extraordinary encounter with an expatriate American journalist, Griffin Reed, who was wounded in the trenches and hides behind a metal mask, one of hundreds of (3zstin noses(3y swho became symbols of the war. With expert storytelling, memorable characters, and beautiful prose, April Smith gives us a timeless story, by turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, set against a footnote of history??little known, yet unforgettable
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Smith, April
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Parental grief
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cemeteries
  • Large type books
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel (Large Print), April Smith
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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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print unabridged edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990362
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013046236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn863633017
  • (OCoLC)863633017
Label
A star for Mrs. Blake : a novel (Large Print), April Smith
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print unabridged edition.
Extent
511 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990362
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013046236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn863633017
  • (OCoLC)863633017

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