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The dictionary of lost words : a novel / Pip Williams.

Available copies

  • 2 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

6 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler F WIL (Text) 34044001040037 Adult Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC WIL (Text) 36803001145254 FICTION In process -
Brazil PL - Brazil WILLIAMS (Text) 38160000385953 Second Floor, Fiction In process -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC WILLIAMS P (Text) 33118000196791 Adult: New Book Checked out 04/29/2021
Greenwood PL - Greenwood FICTION Williams (Text) 36626104219274 2nd Floor New Adult In process -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville ZIONS72615 (Text) ZIONS72615 New Books . 2nd Floor On order -
Linton PL - Linton F WIL (Text) 30149000904721 Fiction On holds shelf -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello F WILLIAMS (Text) 37743002340117 Adult New Book Shelf In process -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F WILL (Text) 39231033796315 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Checked out 05/08/2021
Putnam County Public Library - Main FIC WIL (Text) 30041002365581 New Book Section Checked out 05/03/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593160190
  • Physical Description: xiv, 376 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Australia by Affirm Press in 2020"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"The Dictionary of Lost Words is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Before the lost word, there was another. It arrived at the Scriptorium in a second-hand envelope, the old address crossed out and Dr Murray, Sunnyside, Oxford, written in its place. It was Da's job to open the post and mine to sit on his lap, like a queen on her throne, and help him ease each word out of its folded cradle. He'd tell me what pile to put it on and sometimes he'd pause, cover my hand with his, and guide my finger up and down and around the letters, sounding them into my ear. He'd say the word, and I would echo it, then he'd tell me what it meant"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Oxford English dictionary > Fiction.
Women > Suffrage > Fiction.
Lexicographers > Fiction.
Women > Language > Fiction.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries > England > Oxford > History > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Oxford (England) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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