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Barcodet158577940
LocationStMarys
TitleThe guest book / Sarah Blake.
AuthorBlake, Sarah, 1960- author.
Call NoFIC BLA
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Call NoBarcodeLocationCirc Status
FIC BLAt158577940StMarysAvailable
AF BLA11585300002329RidgwayDue on 5/6/2021

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 1250110254
International Standard Book Number 9781250760470
Personal Name Blake, Sarah, 1960- author.
Title Statement The guest book / Sarah Blake.
Edition Statement First U.S. edition.
Imprint New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
Physical Description 486 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that "used to run the world." And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything--perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies. In 1959 a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden's bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len's best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room--at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons' island in Maine. An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn't have the money to keep. When Kitty's granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather's past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life. An ambitious novel that weaves the American past with its present, Sarah Blake's The Guest Book looks at the racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Antisemitism United States Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Antisemitism. fast (OCoLC)fst00810769
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family secrets Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family secrets. fast (OCoLC)fst01737651
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family United States Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Family Life / General. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Historical / World War II. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term FICTION / Literary. bisacsh
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Interpersonal relations Fiction. sears
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Islands Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Islands. fast (OCoLC)fst00980104
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Race relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01086509
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Racism Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Racism. fast (OCoLC)fst01086616
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Maine Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Maine. fast (OCoLC)fst01204270
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Race relations Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Index Term-Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640

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