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The illness lesson : a novel, Clare Beams

Label
The illness lesson : a novel
Title
The illness lesson
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Clare Beams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Ashwell, Massachusetts, at the farm of Samuel Hood and his daughter, Caroline, a mysterious flock of red birds descends. Samuel, whose fame as a philosopher has waned in recent years, takes the birds' appearance as an omen that the time is ripe for his newest venture. He will start a school for young women, guiding their intellectual development as he has so carefully guided his daughter's. Despite Caroline's misgivings, Samuel's vision - revolutionary, as always; noble, as always; full of holes, as always - takes shape. It's not long before the students begin to manifest bizarre symptoms. Rashes, fits, headaches, verbal tics, night wanderings. In desperation, the school turns to the ministering of a sinister physician - based on a real historic treatment - just as Caroline's body, too, begins its betrayal. As the girls' conditions worsen, long-buried secrets emerge, and Caroline must confront the all-male, all-knowing authorities around her, the ones who insist the voices of the sufferers are unreliable. In order to save herself, Caroline may have to destroy everything she's ever known."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beams, Clare
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E2455
LC item number
I65 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Girls' schools
  • Diseases
  • Secrecy
  • New England
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Secrecy
  • Diseases
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Girls' schools
  • New England
  • Father-daughter relationship
  • New England
Label
The illness lesson : a novel, Clare Beams
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
1091293260
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780857526328
Lccn
2019014152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029780447
System control number
(OCoLC)1091293260
Label
The illness lesson : a novel, Clare Beams
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
1091293260
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780857526328
Lccn
2019014152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029780447
System control number
(OCoLC)1091293260

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