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The Resource Serendib, Jim Toner

Serendib, Jim Toner

Label
Serendib
Title
Serendib
Statement of responsibility
Jim Toner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When John Toner, a retired Cleveland judge, decided on a whim in April 1990 to spend a month with his Peace Corps volunteer son in war-torn Sri Lanka, he was as much a stranger to his seventh--and last--child as he was to the hardships of life in a Third World country. This book chronicles the journey that follows as a father and son who had never been alone together live in close quarters, in the poorest of conditions--and replace awkwardness and distance with understanding and love. Along the way are the stories of John learning to eat with his fingers, bathing in a river alongside cows, and trading his wool trousers for a traditional sarong. Each new experience pushes Toner's father to face his fears--and brings him closer to his youngest son. Serendib offers a colorful, humorous, and touching account of multiple discoveries--of an old man exploring deep within himself, of a father and son finding each other, and of two cultures coming together on uncommon ground.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toner, Jim
Dewey number
915.49304/32
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS489
LC item number
.T65 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toner, John
  • Sri Lanka
  • Toner, John
  • TRAVEL
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Travel
  • Sri Lanka
Label
Serendib, Jim Toner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
873805983
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820347059
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 445e9c39-ca19-4527-a6d1-168c29a2b008
  • 22573/ctt175twmm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873805983
Label
Serendib, Jim Toner
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
873805983
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820347059
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 445e9c39-ca19-4527-a6d1-168c29a2b008
  • 22573/ctt175twmm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)873805983

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