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The Resource The tale of Halcyon Crane : a novel, Wendy Webb

The tale of Halcyon Crane : a novel, Wendy Webb

Label
The tale of Halcyon Crane : a novel
Title
The tale of Halcyon Crane
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Webb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hallie James, a divorced thirtysomething working as a copy editor for the local newspaper and dealing with her father's descent into Alzheimer's, receives a letter from a woman named Madlyn Crane who claims to be her mother. Hallie had been told her mother died in a fire when she was six, so she travels to a remote island in the Great Lakes to learn more. She meets with her mother's lawyer, who happens to be one of her childhood friends, and is told that her father had faked both his and Hallie's deaths to escape justice and then raised her under an assumed name. Unable to accept this account, Hallie sets out to clear her father's name. Even as she struggles with the islanders, who might not want past events revisited, Hallie is tormented by ghosts as she learns her family history and tries to piece together the truth
Summary
"Ghosts don't exist in our world of today. Life is too pragmatic, too consuming, too busy for past lives to linger on longer than their allotted time, or so Halcyon had believed, until she received a letter from a lawyer claiming that her mother, whom she had thought long dead, had actually been living in another part of the country since Halcyon's early childhood. She had only recently passed away, leaving Halcyon heir to an unexpected fortune and an estate on an isolated island in the middle of the Great Lakes. Setting out to find some answers, Halcyon travels to her mother's home. But will she be prepared for the ghastly family history that waits for her there, the visions and revelations that will change everything that she thought she knew about the father she lived with and the mother she'd lost long ago?"--Publisher's description
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction, 2011.
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345355
Cataloging source
DLC
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Webb, Wendy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.E3926
LC item number
T35 2010
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Family secrets
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
Target audience
adult
Label
The tale of Halcyon Crane : a novel, Wendy Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Etc. essays & extras"--Cover
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
15884856
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 pages, 12 pages
Isbn
9780805091403
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2009030552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn429749090
  • (OCoLC)429749090
Label
The tale of Halcyon Crane : a novel, Wendy Webb
Publication
Note
"Etc. essays & extras"--Cover
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
15884856
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
328 pages, 12 pages
Isbn
9780805091403
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2009030552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn429749090
  • (OCoLC)429749090

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