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The Resource The woman in the photo, Mary Hogan

The woman in the photo, Mary Hogan

Label
The woman in the photo
Title
The woman in the photo
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hogan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The day after Memorial Day 1889, 20 million tons of water careened downhill to Johnstown, PA, washing away the city, along with 2,000 of its residents. The tragedy occurred when a dam built for the recreation of members of the exclusive South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club broke. This tragedy links Elizabeth Haberlin and Lee Parker. Elizabeth was a member of society's elite in late 19th-century Pennsylvania. Lee and her mother have been abandoned by her father in present-day Los Angeles. Hogan (Two Sisters) alternates between Elizabeth's and Lee's stories. Each woman is 18 years old and coming into her own. Elizabeth struggles with the etiquette of her class, while Lee, who has just learned that she was adopted, searches for information about a relative seen in a photo amidst her birth records. This novel could be an excellent piece of historical fiction if it solely focused on Elizabeth and the Johnstown Flood. The chapters set in the present fall flat and distract from the more compelling sections about the past. Verdict Recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction with the caveat that they may want to skim the contemporary chapters.-Amy Stenftenagel, Washington Cty. Lib., Woodbury, MN © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted
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"The story of two young women—one in America’s Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern-day California—whose lives are linked by a single tragic afternoon in history."--Publisher's description
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10484318
Cataloging source
BT
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1957-
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Hogan, Mary
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Adoptees
  • Floods
  • Large type books
  • Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.)
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The woman in the photo, Mary Hogan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20847412
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
571 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495167
Lccn
2016036704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956502075
Label
The woman in the photo, Mary Hogan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20847412
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
571 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495167
Lccn
2016036704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956502075

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