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Grief cottage, by Gail Godwin

Label
Grief cottage
Title
Grief cottage
Statement of responsibility
by Gail Godwin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. After his mother's death, eleven-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation. The islanders call it "Grief Cottage," because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane fifty years before. Their bodies were never found and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach
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Summary
Moving in with his reclusive artist aunt after his mother's death, 11-year-old Marcus learns the story of a local cottage from which a family disappeared during a hurricane half a century earlier, a tragedy that compels him to explore the cottage, where he meets a ghost with a mysterious agenda
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565215
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Godwin, Gail,
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O315
LC item number
G75 2017b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Grief
  • Great-aunts
  • Recluses
  • Painters
  • Haunted houses
  • South Carolina
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Romance / Gothic
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Grief cottage, by Gail Godwin
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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
21086156
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
465 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838843
Lccn
2017016413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975487805
  • (OCoLC)975487805
Label
Grief cottage, by Gail Godwin
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
21086156
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
465 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838843
Lccn
2017016413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975487805
  • (OCoLC)975487805

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