The Resource A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein

A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein

Label
A sudden light : a novel
Title
A sudden light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Garth Stein
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Summer, 1990. Fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House, the legendary family mansion built with a timber fortune. Trevor's bankrupt father has brought him here with a goal: for Trevor and his sister to dispatch Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell the property, divide the profits, and live happily ever after. But as Trevor explores the house, he discovers a lingering spirit whose agenda is at odds with that plan
Summary
"When a boy tries to save his parents' marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain. In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel--who is flickering in and out of dementia--to a graduated living facility, sell offthe house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires," divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company.The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future. A Sudden Light is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family's struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and hisrare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all"--
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10321784
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Stein, Garth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Large print books
  • Family secrets
Target audience
adult
Label
A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
637 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410477132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410477132
Label
A sudden light : a novel, Garth Stein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
637 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410477132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410477132

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