skip to content
The quickening Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The quickening

Author: Michelle Hoover
Publisher: New York : Other Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Despite having little in common, Eddie [Enidina] and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Hoover
ISBN: 9781590513460 1590513460 9781590513606 1590513606
OCLC Number: 430839008
Description: 216 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Enidina (Summer 1913-Spring 1914) --
Mary (Fall 1909-Fall 1913) --
Enidina (Fall 1918-Fall 1919) --
Mary (Winter 1919) --
Enidina (Winter 1919-Spring 1920) --
Mary (Summer 1920-Spring 1922) --
Enidina (Spring-Fall 1920) --
Mary (Spring 1923-Fall 1925) --
Enidina (Fall 1925-Spring 1933) --
Mary (Spring 1933) --
Enidina (Spring-Summer 1936) --
Mary (Summer 1936) --
Enidina (Summer 1936-Spring 1937) --
Mary (Summer 1936) --
Enidina (Summer 1937-Fall 1939) --
Mary (Winter 1950).
Responsibility: Michelle Hoover.

Abstract:

"Despite having little in common, Eddie [Enidina] and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well."--Flap on front cover.

Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well. In this luminous and unforgettable debut, Michelle Hoover explores the polarization of the human soul in times of hardship and the instinctual drive for self-preservation by whatever means necessary. The Quickening stands as a novel of lyrical precision and historical consequence, reflecting the resilience and sacrifices required even now in our modern troubled times. -- Provided by publisher.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(5)

User lists with this item (5)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/430839008> # The quickening
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "430839008" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/896624> ; # Domestic fiction
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/921052> ; # Farm life
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sj96007811> ; # Neighbors
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1200293> ; # Neighbors
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.6/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1060372713#Topic/farm_life> ; # Farm life
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1060372713#Topic/neighbors> ; # Neighbors
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/107341323> ; # Michelle Hoover
   schema:datePublished "2010" ;
   schema:description ""Despite having little in common, Eddie [Enidina] and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well."--Flap on front cover."@en ;
   schema:description "Enidina (Summer 1913-Spring 1914) -- Mary (Fall 1909-Fall 1913) -- Enidina (Fall 1918-Fall 1919) -- Mary (Winter 1919) -- Enidina (Winter 1919-Spring 1920) -- Mary (Summer 1920-Spring 1922) -- Enidina (Spring-Fall 1920) -- Mary (Spring 1923-Fall 1925) -- Enidina (Fall 1925-Spring 1933) -- Mary (Spring 1933) -- Enidina (Spring-Summer 1936) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1936-Spring 1937) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1937-Fall 1939) -- Mary (Winter 1950)."@en ;
   schema:description "Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well. In this luminous and unforgettable debut, Michelle Hoover explores the polarization of the human soul in times of hardship and the instinctual drive for self-preservation by whatever means necessary. The Quickening stands as a novel of lyrical precision and historical consequence, reflecting the resilience and sacrifices required even now in our modern troubled times. -- Provided by publisher."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1060372713> ;
   schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
   schema:genre "Domestic fiction"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The quickening"@en ;
   schema:productID "430839008" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/430839008#PublicationEvent/new_york_other_press_2010> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1060372713#Agent/other_press> ; # Other Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781590513606> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781590513460> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB0A2599> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/430839008> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sj96007811> # Neighbors
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Neighbors"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1200293> # Neighbors
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Neighbors"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/896624> # Domestic fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Domestic fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/921052> # Farm life
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Farm life"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/107341323> # Michelle Hoover
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Hoover" ;
   schema:givenName "Michelle" ;
   schema:name "Michelle Hoover" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781590513460>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1590513460" ;
   schema:isbn "9781590513460" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781590513606>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1590513606" ;
   schema:isbn "9781590513606" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.