The Resource Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer

Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer

Label
Being Fishkill
Title
Being Fishkill
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Lehrer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in the backseat of a moving car, Carmel Fishkill was unceremoniously pushed into a world that refuses to offer her security, stability, love. At age thirteen, she begins to fight back. Carmel Fishkill becomes Fishkill Carmel, who deflects her tormenters with a strong left hook and conceals her secrets from teachers and social workers. But Fishkill's fierce defenses falter when she meets eccentric optimist Duck-Duck Farina, and soon they, along with Duck-Duck's mother, Molly, form a tentative family, even as Fishkill struggles to understand her place in it. This fragile new beginning is threatened by the reappearance of Fishkill's unstable mother and by unfathomable tragedy
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578688
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lehrer, Ruth
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Abandoned children
  • Families
  • Teenage girls
  • Friendship
  • Coming of age
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer
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.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780763684426
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Being Fishkill, Ruth Lehrer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780763684426
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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