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The Resource Life after life : a novel, Jill McCorkle

Life after life : a novel, Jill McCorkle

Label
Life after life : a novel
Title
Life after life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jill McCorkle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this novel the author illuminates the possibilities of second chances, hope, and rediscovering life right up to the very end. We are taken on a journey through time and memory. She has conjured up an entire community that reminds all of us that grace and magic can, and do, appear when we least expect it. The residents, staff, and neighbors of the Pine Haven retirement center (from twelve-year-old Abby to eighty-five-year-old Sadie) share some of life's most profound discoveries. What they eventually learn about themselves and one another will transform them all. They include some of the most true-to-life characters that you are ever likely to meet in fiction. There is retired third-grade teacher Sadie Randolph, who has taught every child in town and believes we are all eight years old in our hearts; Stanley Stone, a prominent lawyer, now feigning dementia to escape life with his son; Marge Walker, the town's self-appointed conveyor of social status, who keeps a scrapbook of every local murder and heinous crime; Rachel Silverman, recently widowed, whose decision to leave her Massachusetts home and settle at Pine Haven is a puzzle to everyone but her; C.J., the pierced and tattooed young mother who runs the beauty shop; and Joanna Lamb, the hospice volunteer who discovers that her path to a good life lies in helping people achieve good deaths. As each character begins to connect with another, the mysteries and consequences of their lives are revealed
Summary
The staff and residents at Fulton, North Carolina's retirement facility, share the realities of their lives, from a prominent lawyer who feigns dementia to escape life with his son, to a woman who keeps a scrapbook of every local crime
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10165207
Cataloging source
AJP
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1958-
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McCorkle, Jill
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Older people
  • Retirement communities
  • City and town life
Target audience
adult
Label
Life after life : a novel, Jill McCorkle
Instantiates
Publication
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
20528056
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781565122550
Lccn
2012023445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn795575312
  • (Sirsi) o795575312
  • (OCoLC)795575312
Label
Life after life : a novel, Jill McCorkle
Publication
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
20528056
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781565122550
Lccn
2012023445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn795575312
  • (Sirsi) o795575312
  • (OCoLC)795575312

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