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The Resource Peculiar savage beauty : a novel, Jessica McCann

Peculiar savage beauty : a novel, Jessica McCann

Label
Peculiar savage beauty : a novel
Title
Peculiar savage beauty
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jessica McCann
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The black blizzard is a formidable enemy. The furious storm blots out the sun, chokes the life from both man and beast. When RJ Evans finds herself engulfed in inky blackness and holed up beneath her Model AA Ford on an isolated plains road - dirt caked beneath her fingernails, skin flecked with blood drawn by the biting dust - she has no idea this trial won't be her toughest. What awaits her in the small farming town of Vanham, when she begins her job as a geologist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, is even more daunting. Drought and over-plowing by men determined to conquer the land have turned the once-lush plains into a brutal twin of the Sahara. Headstrong and intent on healing the earth through conservation farming, RJ must somehow find her place in a tight-knit community that welcomes neither women in authority nor changes to their way of life. She befriends Woody, an autistic savant born in an era long before any medical diagnosis would explain his peculiar ways and unique talents. The locals label the young man an idiot and RJ an armchair farmer. Yet, in each other, they see so much more. Beating back the dust is a daily battle in a war for the land. It is a clash that creates unlikely alliances. As RJ learns she must rely on her adversaries if she is to survive the dangers of the Dust Bowl, she also grows to realize that she - like the land itself - is in desperate need of love and healing." --
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JOZ
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McCann, Jessica
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Dust storms
  • Farm life
Label
Peculiar savage beauty : a novel, Jessica McCann
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045637085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780999460207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045637085
Label
Peculiar savage beauty : a novel, Jessica McCann
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
on1045637085
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
413 pages
Isbn
9780999460207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045637085

Library Locations

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      14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US
      42.6118166 -70.8797517
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