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The Resource Margreete's Harbor : a novel, Eleanor Morse

Margreete's Harbor : a novel, Eleanor Morse

Label
Margreete's Harbor : a novel
Title
Margreete's Harbor
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Morse
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A literary novel set on the coast of Maine during the 1960s, tracing the life of a family and its matriarch as they negotiate sharing a home. Eleanor Morse's Margreete's Harbor begins with a fire: a fiercely-independent, thrice-widowed woman living on her own in a rambling house near the Maine coast forgets a hot pan on the stovetop, and nearly burns her place down. When Margreete Bright calls her daughter Liddie to confess, Liddie realizes that her mother can no longer live alone. She, her husband Harry, and their children Eva and Bernie move from a settled life in Michigan across the country to Margreete's isolated home, and begin a new life. Margreete's Harbor tells the story of ten years in the history of a family: a novel of small moments, intimate betrayals, arrivals and disappearances that coincide with America during the late 1950s through the turbulent 1960s. Liddie, a professional cellist, struggles to find space for her music in a marriage that increasingly confines her; Harry's critical approach to the growing war in Vietnam endangers his new position as a high school history teacher; Bernie and Eva begin to find their own identities as young adults; and Margreete slowly descends into a private world of memories, even as she comes to find a larger purpose in them.. This beautiful novel --- attuned to the seasons of nature, the internal dynamics of a family, and a nation torn by its contradicting ideals -- reveals the largest meanings in the smallest and most secret moments of life. Readers of Elizabeth Strout, Alice Munro, and Anne Tyler will find themselves at home in Margreete's Harbor"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morse, Eleanor Lincoln
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O77855
LC item number
M37 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Widows
  • Cellists
  • Older women
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Coming of age
  • Maine
Label
Margreete's Harbor : a novel, Eleanor Morse
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781250271549
Lccn
2020048590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1246249977
  • (OCoLC)on1246249977
Label
Margreete's Harbor : a novel, Eleanor Morse
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781250271549
Lccn
2020048590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1246249977
  • (OCoLC)on1246249977

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