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The Resource Turning bones, Lee Martin

Turning bones, Lee Martin

Label
Turning bones
Title
Turning bones
Statement of responsibility
Lee Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Farmers and pragmatists, hardworking people who made their way west from Kentucky through Ohio and Indiana to settle at last in southern Illinois, Lee Martin's ancestors left no diaries or journals or letters; apart from the birth certificates and gravestones that marked their comings and goings, they left little written record of their lives. So when Lee, the last living Martin, inherited his great-grandfather's eighty acres and needed to know what had brought his family to this pass and this point, he had only the barest of public records - and the stirrings of his imagination - to connect him to his past, and to his beginnings. Turning Bones is the remarkable story brought to life by this collaboration of personal history and fiction
  • It is the account of a family's migration over two hundred years and through six generations, imagined, reconstructed, and made to speak to the author, and to readers, of a lost world. A recovery of the missing, Turning Bones is also one man's story of love and compromise as he separates himself from his family's agrarian history, fully knowing by book's end what such a journey has cost."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A724927
LC item number
T87 2003
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
American lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farm life
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Farmers
  • Martin, Lee
  • Martin, Lee
  • Martin, Lee
  • Illinois
Label
Turning bones, Lee Martin
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
Contents
Decoration day -- Kentucky -- Earth hunger -- One I love, two I love -- Turning bones -- Fire season -- Bastardy -- The voices of children -- A quickening -- Sight
Control code
52030421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780803232310
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003007966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
Label
Turning bones, Lee Martin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decoration day -- Kentucky -- Earth hunger -- One I love, two I love -- Turning bones -- Fire season -- Bastardy -- The voices of children -- A quickening -- Sight
Control code
52030421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9780803232310
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003007966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table

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