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The world to come : stories

Shepard, Jim (author.).

Summary: "These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale"--

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  • ISBN: 9781524731809
  • ISBN: 1524731803
  • Physical Description: print
    258 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note: Safety tips for living alone -- Wall-to-wall counseling -- HMS terror -- Cretan love song -- World to come -- Ocean of air -- Positive train control -- Telemachus -- Forcing joy on young people -- Intimacy.
Target Audience Note:
1240L Lexile
Subject: Families Fiction
Genre: Short stories.

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  • 11 of 12 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


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Jackson County Public Library F SHEPARD (Text) 39493108194541 Adult Fiction Checked out 02/09/2023

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