The Resource A reckoning, Linda Spalding

A reckoning, Linda Spalding

Label
A reckoning
Title
A reckoning
Statement of responsibility
Linda Spalding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the deeply moving and troubling account of a family's breakdown, A reckoning is the perfect companion to Linda Spalding's bestselling, award-winning novel, The purchase. It opens in the spring of 1885, when John Dickinson is involved in a shameful secret that will require a tragic decision. The family's resources have been wasted by a reckless brother who holds all of them hostage and, adding fuel to John's desperation, the enslaved workers have been visited by a Canadian abolitionist who pushes them to escape. Bry does, and his pursuit of freedom will involve a dangerous quest to find his mother and child in Canada. Meanwhile, the Dickinsons become fugitives of another kind, escaping their losses in a wagon en route to the West that will eventually be loaded onto a Missouri river boat for a dark adventure. Forests and rivers prevail in this story, and each person will be tested, especially thirteen-year-old Martin, whose lonely journey with a pet bear is almost mythic. Spalding, a Kansas native who lives in Toronto, writes with irresistible force and breathtaking passion. Her language is stunning, her voice unique. A reckoning confirms her place at the forefront of Canadian literature."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Spalding, Linda
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Quakers
  • Family life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Slaves
  • Secrets
  • Escapes
Target audience
general
Label
A reckoning, Linda Spalding
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Hardcover edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780771098222
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • pr01276608
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276608
  • 354319
Label
A reckoning, Linda Spalding
Publication
Note
Map on endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Hardcover edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780771098222
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • pr01276608
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276608
  • 354319

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