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The Resource Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken

Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken

Label
Bowlaway
Title
Bowlaway
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McCracken
Title variation
Bowl away
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century -- nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person -- Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark -- with Bertha its most notable resident. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is heir apparent to Truitt Alleys. Soon it becomes clear that, even in her death, Bertha's defining spirit and the implications of her obfuscations live on, infecting and affecting future generations through inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills
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McCracken, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Family secrets
  • Bowling alleys
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
Target audience
adult
Label
Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken
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
p2251237671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
373 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062862853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Bowlaway, Elizabeth McCracken
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
p2251237671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
373 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062862853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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