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The Resource Blue stars, Emily Gray Tedrowe

Blue stars, Emily Gray Tedrowe

Label
Blue stars
Title
Blue stars
Statement of responsibility
Emily Gray Tedrowe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellen is a Midwestern literature professor whose legal ward, Michael, enlists as a Marine. Lacey is a proud Army wife struggling to pay bills and raise her son while her husband is deployed. Both cope with the fear and stress of having a loved one at war in a society that often ignores what war means at home. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey?s lives become intertwined in the dislocated world of an army hospital
Summary
"Emily Gray Tedrowe has written an extraordinary novel about ordinary people, a graceful and gritty portrayal of what it's like for the women whose husbands and sons are deployed in Iraq. BLUE STARS brings to life the realities of the modern day home front: how to get through the daily challenges of motherhood and holding down a job while bearing the stress and uncertainty of war, when everything can change in an instant. It tells the story of Ellen, a Midwestern literature professor, who is drawn into the war when her legal ward Michael enlists as a Marine; and of Lacey, a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey's lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier. They form an alliance, and an unlikely friendship, while helping each other survive the dislocated world of the army hospital. Whether that means fighting for proper care for their men, sharing a six-pack, or coping with irrevocable loss, Ellen and Lacey pool their strengths to make it through. In the end, both women are changed, not only by the war and its fallout, but by each other. "--
Storyline
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395853
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.E4354
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Blue stars, Emily Gray Tedrowe
Instantiates
Publication
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
20398576
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478849
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Blue stars, Emily Gray Tedrowe
Publication
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
20398576
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
627 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410478849
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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