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The ballad of Laurel Springs, Janet Beard

Label
The ballad of Laurel Springs
Title
The ballad of Laurel Springs
Statement of responsibility
Janet Beard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ten-year-old Grace is in search of a subject for her fifth-grade history project when she learns that her four times-great grandfather once stabbed his lover to death. His grisly act was memorialised in a murder ballad, her aunt tells her, so it must be true. But the lessons of that revelation - to be careful of men, and desire - are not just Grace's to learn. Her family's tangled past is part of a dark legacy in which the lives of generations of women are affected by the violence immortalised in folksongs like 'Knoxville Girl' and 'Pretty Polly' reminding them always to know their place - or risk the wages of sin. Janet Beard's stirring novel, informed by her love of these haunting ballads, vividly imagines these women, defined by the secrets they keep, the surprises they uncover and the lurking sense of menace that follows them throughout their lives. With the same rich sense of place as Bloodroot or Serena, The Ballad of Laurel Springs is an unforgettable portrait of women fighting to make a safe place in the world for themselves and the people they love
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
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Beard, Janet
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E248
LC item number
B35 2021b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Secrecy
  • Ballads
Target audience
adult
Label
The ballad of Laurel Springs, Janet Beard
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
Control code
on1268559564
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432891237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268559564
Label
The ballad of Laurel Springs, Janet Beard
Publication
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
on1268559564
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432891237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268559564

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