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The Resource Cruel Beautiful World

Cruel Beautiful World

Label
Cruel Beautiful World
Title
Cruel Beautiful World
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Caroline Leavitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Lucy Gold is about to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As Lucy's default parent for most of their lives, Charlotte has seen her youth marked by the burden of responsibility, but never more so than when Lucy's dream of a rural paradise turns into a nightmare. Cruel Beautiful World examines the intricate, infinitesimal distance between seduction and love, loyalty and duty, chaos and control, as it explores what happens when you're responsible for things you cannot make right. Set against a backdrop of peace, love, and the Manson murders, the novel is a reflection of the era: exuberant, defiant, and precarious all at once. And Caroline Leavitt isat her mesmerizing best in this haunting, nuanced portrait of love, sisters, and the impossible legacy of family
Summary
"Set in the early 1970s amid the specter of the Manson girls, when the peace and love movement begins to turn ugly, this is the story of a runaway teenager's disappearance and her sister's quest to discover the truth"--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10530249
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Cruel Beautiful World
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ff6c0651-6c03-467b-b9aa-407dade5e6cb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616206055
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cruel Beautiful World
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ff6c0651-6c03-467b-b9aa-407dade5e6cb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616206055
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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