The Resource Where all light tends to go, David Joy

Where all light tends to go, David Joy

Label
Where all light tends to go
Title
Where all light tends to go
Statement of responsibility
David Joy
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a stunning debut novel that evokes the epic scope of Colleen McCullough's classic The Thorn Birds, Harmony Verna creates a poignant story of forbidden love and unwielding courage, set in Australia and America in the early decades of the twentieth century. The desert of Western Australia is vast and unforgiving. It's a miracle that the little girl dressed in rags is still breathing when an old miner discovers her. Even more so that he is able to keep her alive long enough to bring her to the town from which she'll take her name: Leonora. Sent to an orphanage, mute with grief and fear, Leonora slowly bonds with another orphan, James, who fights to protect her until both are sent away -- Leonora to a wealthy American family, James to relatives who have emigrated from Ireland to claim him. When many years later Leonora is given a chance to return to her beloved Australia and Wanjarri Downs, she comes face to face with James. James has encountered many hardships and grown from a reticent boy into a strong, resourceful man. He knows her roots and her heart are here, among the gum trees and red earth, but with Leonora married to another and war, turmoil, and jealousy testing their courage, will they be able to fight their way back to each other? Sweeping in scale yet filled with intricately drawn characters and vivid details that conjures both the elegance of the salons of high society and the red dirt of the Australian outback Daughter of Australia is storytelling at its most compelling
Summary
Working against his will for his father's methodically organized meth ring, high-school dropout Jacob longs to pursue a better life with the girl he loves and faces a terrible choice in the aftermath of a dangerous mistake
Storyline
Pace
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Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402628
Cataloging source
DLC
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1983-
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Joy, David
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Fathers and sons
  • Drug dealers
  • North Carolina
  • Appalachian Mountains
Target audience
adult
Label
Where all light tends to go, David Joy
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780425279793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Where all light tends to go, David Joy
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780425279793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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