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The Resource The eulogist : a novel, Terry Gamble

The eulogist : a novel, Terry Gamble

Label
The eulogist : a novel
Title
The eulogist
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Terry Gamble
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family comes the story of an Irish family that emigrates to America in 1819 and settles in Cincinnati, Ohio, where they will confront the horrible reality of slavery on the opposite bank of the Ohio River"--
  • 1819. Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after the Napoleonic Wars, the Givens family settle in Cincinnati. After losing their mother in childbirth and their father to a riverboat headed for New Orleans, James, Olivia, and Erasmus Givens must fend for themselves. Ambitious James eventually marries into a prosperous family, builds a successful business, and rises in Cincinnati society. Taken by the spirit and wanderlust, Erasmus becomes an itinerant preacher, finding passion and heartbreak as he seeks God. Independent-minded Olivia, seemingly destined for spinsterhood, enters into a surprising partnership and marriage with Silas Orpheus, a local doctor who spurns social mores. When her husband suddenly dies from an infection, Olivia travels to his family home in Kentucky, where she meets his estranged brother and encounters the horrors of slavery firsthand. After abetting the escape of one slave, Olivia is forced to confront the status of a young woman named Tilly, another slave owned by Olivia's brother-in-law. When her attempt to help Tilly ends in disaster, Olivia tracks down Erasmus, who has begun smuggling runaways across the river--the borderline between freedom and slavery. As the years pass, this family of immigrants initially indifferent to slavery will actively work for its end--performing courageous, often dangerous, occasionally foolhardy acts of moral rectitude that will reverberate through their lives for generations to come. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gamble, Terry
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.A434
LC item number
E85 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Slavery
  • Ohio
  • Immigrants
  • Slavery
  • Ohio
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Immigrants
  • Irish Americans
  • Slavery
  • Ohio
  • Immigrants
  • Siblings
  • Slavery
  • Ohio
Label
The eulogist : a novel, Terry Gamble
Instantiates
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
on1032591173
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780062839893
Lccn
2018018492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028871919
System control number
(OCoLC)1032591173
Label
The eulogist : a novel, Terry Gamble
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
on1032591173
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780062839893
Lccn
2018018492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028871919
System control number
(OCoLC)1032591173

Library Locations

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