The Resource Promise : a novel, Minrose Gwin ; read by Adenrele Ojo

Promise : a novel, Minrose Gwin ; read by Adenrele Ojo

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Promise : a novel
Title
Promise
Title remainder
a novel
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Minrose Gwin ; read by Adenrele Ojo
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Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of a devastating tornado that rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression, two women worlds apart--one black, one white; one a great-grandmother, the other a teenager--fight for their families' survival in this lyrical and powerful novel. "Gwin's gift shines in the complexity of her characters and their fraught relationships with each other, their capacity for courage and hope, coupled with their passion for justice." -- Jonis Agee, bestselling author of The River Wife A few minutes after 9 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936, a massive funnel cloud flashing a giant fireball and roaring like a runaway train careened into the thriving cotton-mill town of Tupelo, Mississippi, killing more than 200 people, not counting an unknown number of black citizens, one-third of Tupelo's population, who were not included in the official casualty figures. When the tornado hits, Dovey, a local laundress, is flung by the terrifying winds into a nearby lake. Bruised and nearly drowned, she makes her way across Tupelo to find her small family--her hardworking husband, Virgil, her clever sixteen-year-old granddaughter, Dreama, and Promise, Dreama's beautiful light-skinned three-month-old son. Slowly navigating the broken streets of Tupelo, Dovey stops at the house of the despised McNabb family. Inside, she discovers that the tornado has spared no one, including Jo, the McNabbs' dutiful teenage daughter, who has suffered a terrible head wound. When Jo later discovers a baby in the wreckage, she is certain that she's found her baby brother, Tommy, and vows to protect him. During the harrowing hours and days of the chaos that follows, Jo and Dovey will struggle to navigate a landscape of disaster and to battle both the demons and the history that link and haunt them. Drawing on historical events, Minrose Gwin beautifully imagines natural and human destruction in the deep South of the 1930s through the experiences of two remarkable women whose lives are indelibly connected by forces beyond their control
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Gwin, Minrose
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Adult
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fiction
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Read by Adenrele Ojo
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Ojo, Adenrele
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  • African American women
  • Natural disasters
  • Race relations
  • Teenage girls
  • Tornadoes
  • Tupelo (Miss.)
Target audience
adult
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Promise : a novel, Minrose Gwin ; read by Adenrele Ojo
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HCA_472533&b2bSite=1545
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  • Downloadable Audiobook
  • Duration: 12:23:00
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent.
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9780062802316-HCA1258195-000
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (12 hr., 23 min.)
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electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
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9780062802316
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rdamedia.
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sound
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Promise : a novel, Minrose Gwin ; read by Adenrele Ojo
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HCA_472533&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable Audiobook
  • Duration: 12:23:00
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062802316-HCA1258195-000
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 23 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062802316
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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