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A million things, Emily Spurr

Label
A million things
Title
A million things
Statement of responsibility
Emily Spurr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A bursting, heartfelt debut following fifty-five days in the life of ten-year-old Rae, who must look after herself and her dog when her mother disappears. For as long as Rae can remember, it's always just been her, Mum, and their dog, Splinter. They don't have a lot, but that's fine, because they like keeping their world small. They have their walks, their cooking routines, and sometimes Mum will disappear for a little while to clear her head, but Rae is okay with this, because Mum always comes back. But one day, Rae wakes up to Splinter's nose in her face, the back door open, and no Mum. For weeks, Rae keeps up the house just like Mum taught her, goes to school, walks Splinter, and minds her own business--all the while pushing down the truth she isn't ready to face. That is, until her grumpy, lonely neighbor Lettie--with her own secrets and sadness--falls one night and needs Rae's help. As the two begin to rely on each other, Rae's anxiety intensifies as she wonders what will happen to her when her mother's absence is finally noticed and her fragile world bursts open. A Million Things transforms a gut-wrenching story of abandonment and what it's like to grow up in a house that doesn't feel safe into an astonishing portrait of resilience, mental health, and the families we make and how they make us in return"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spurr, Emily
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.S68
LC item number
M55 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Abandoned children
  • Friendship
  • Secrecy
  • Girls
  • Neighbors
  • Australian fiction
Label
A million things, Emily Spurr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions and a reading list
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
on1224042823
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780593332733
Lccn
2020052781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1224042823
Label
A million things, Emily Spurr
Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions and a reading list
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
on1224042823
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780593332733
Lccn
2020052781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1224042823

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