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Before we sleep : [a novel] / Jeffrey Lent.

Lent, Jeffrey, (author.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPF LEN (Text) 33187004257701 Large Print Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg LP FIC LENT (Text) 32826014093314 New Books Checked out 11/25/2017
Jay Co PL - Portland LP AF LENT (Text) 76383000452969 Adult New Shelf, LP AF Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch LARGE.PRINT FICTION LENT (Text) 37516002031681 Adult New Book Shelf Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP LEN (Text) 70743000155410 Large Print Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library LP F LEN (Text) 70621000216546 Adult - Large Print Fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) LP F LEN (Text) 30032010704119 NEW ADULT Checked out 11/02/2017
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse FIC LEN LARGE PRINT (Text) 50577011090269 Adult Large Print Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432842185
  • ISBN: 1432842188
  • Physical Description: 635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, c2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: The sweeping, intergenerational story of a Vermont family, from WWII to the dawning of the '60s--the most magisterial and moving novel of acclaimed author Jeffrey Lent's career. Katey Snow, seventeen, slips the pickup into neutral and rolls silently out of the driveway of her Vermont home, her parents, Oliver and Ruth, still asleep. She isn't so much running away as on a journey of discovery. She carries with her a packet of letters addressed to her mother from an old army buddy of her father's. She has only recently been told that Oliver, who she adores more than anyone, isn't her biological father. She hopes the letter's sender will have answers to her many questions. Before We Sleep moves gracefully between Katey's perspective on the road and her mother, Ruth's. Through Ruth's recollections, we learn of her courtship with Oliver, their marriage on the eve of war, and his return as a changed man. Oliver had always been a bit dreamy, but became more remote, finding solace most of all in repairing fiddles. There were adjustments, accommodations, sacrifices--but the family went on to find its own rhythms, satisfactions, and happiness. Now Katey's journey may rearrange the Snows' story. Set in a lovingly realized Vermont setting, tracking the changes that come with the turning of the seasons--and decades--and signaling the dawning of a new freedom as Katey moves out into a world in flux, Before We Sleep is a novel about family, about family secrets, and about the love that holds families together. It is also about the Greatest Generation as it moves into the very different era of the 1960s, and about the trauma of war that so profoundly weighed on both generations.
Subject: Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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