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The Resource The binding : a novel, Bridget Collins

The binding : a novel, Bridget Collins

Label
The binding : a novel
Title
The binding
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the tradition of Sarah Waters, Helene Wecker, and Jessie Burton, an atmospheric and mystery-laden historical novel set within a magical world where books are not stories but the repository of individual lives. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder--a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman's watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there's something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there's something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor's workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored. But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends--and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten. An unforgettable novel of enchantment, mystery, memory, and forbidden love, The Binding is a beautiful homage to the allure and life-changing power of books--and a reminder to us all that knowledge can be its own kind of magic."--
  • Emmett Farmer is summoned away from his family to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder-- a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice, but which neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. Books are strictly forbidden, but Bookbinding is a sacred calling. Seredith informs her new apprentice that he is a binder born, and under her watchful eye Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor's workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored. But there are avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends, and Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Bridget
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.O4467
LC item number
B56 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bookbinders
  • Books and reading
  • Magic
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
Label
The binding : a novel, Bridget Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as The Binding in the United Kingdom in 2019 by The Borough Press
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
1045190744
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780062838094
Lccn
2018032679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045190744
Label
The binding : a novel, Bridget Collins
Publication
Note
Originally published as The Binding in the United Kingdom in 2019 by The Borough Press
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
1045190744
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780062838094
Lccn
2018032679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1045190744

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