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The Resource The library at the edge of the world : a novel, Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The library at the edge of the world : a novel, Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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The library at the edge of the world : a novel
Title
The library at the edge of the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Language
eng
Summary
November 2017 LibraryReads Pick In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy's U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland's stunning West Coast. As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula's fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. Told with heart and abundant charm, The Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. "Heart-warming...'eminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney."-Irish Examiner
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A debut novel by the author of The House on an Irish Hillside traces the experiences of a librarian on the scenic west coast of Ireland who searches for a way to rebuild her community and her own life in the wake of local estrangements. Original. 35,000 first printing.
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10603344
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DLC
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Hayes-McCoy, Felicity
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A96755
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Finfarran Peninsula series
Series volume
book 1
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Dwellings
  • Homecoming
  • Women librarians
  • Electronic books
  • Ireland
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ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
The library at the edge of the world : a novel, Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2F955F5D-31EB-4C5A-A475-CF4301C4A204
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780062663733
Lccn
2017006255
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computer
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rdamedia
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2F955F5D-31EB-4C5A-A475-CF4301C4A204
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971893306
  • (OCoLC)ocn971893306
Label
The library at the edge of the world : a novel, Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2F955F5D-31EB-4C5A-A475-CF4301C4A204
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062663733
Lccn
2017006255
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2F955F5D-31EB-4C5A-A475-CF4301C4A204
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971893306
  • (OCoLC)ocn971893306
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