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The Resource Tinkers

Tinkers

Label
Tinkers
Title
Tinkers
Statement of responsibility
Paul Harding
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Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Bestseller"There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding's devastating first book, Tinkers. . . . Harding has written a masterpiece." —NPR"In Paul Harding's stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewers live for." —San Francisco Chronicle"Tinkers is truly remarkable." —Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Home, Gilead, and HousekeepingAn old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer's time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature.Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers and Enon. He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College. He now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons
Summary
On his deathbed, surrounded by his family, George Washington Crosby's thoughts drift back to his childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2010.
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292292
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Tinkers
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8dc53307-e932-4099-8cb5-47b0eaa034e3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781934137222
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Tinkers
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8dc53307-e932-4099-8cb5-47b0eaa034e3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781934137222
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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