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The Resource The distance home, Paula Saunders

The distance home, Paula Saunders

Label
The distance home
Title
The distance home
Statement of responsibility
Paula Saunders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the years after World War II, the bleak yet beautiful plains of South Dakota still embody all the contradictionsthe ruggedness and the promiseof the old frontier. This is a place where you can eat strawberries from wild vines, where lightning reveals a boundless horizon, where descendants of white settlers and native Indians continue to collide; and where, for most, there are limited options. Rene shares a home, a family, and a passion for dance with her older brother, Leon. Yet for all they have in common, their lives are on remarkably different paths. In contrast to Rene, a born spitfire, Leon is a gentle soul. The only boy in their ballet class, Leon silently endures often brutal teasing. Meanwhile, Reneþ excels at everything she touches, basking in the delighted gaze of their father, whom Leon seems to disappoint no matter how hard he tries. As the years pass, Rene and Leon's parents fight with increasing frequencyand ferocity. Their fathera cattle brokerspends more time on the road, his sporadic homecomings both yearned for and dreaded by the children. And as Rene and Leon grow up, they grow apart. They grasp whatever they can to stay afloata word of praise, a grandmother's outstretched hand, the seductive attention of a strangeras Rene works to save herself, crossing the border into a larger, more hopeful world, while Leon embarks on a path of despair and selfdestruction. Tender, searing, and unforgettable, The Distance Home is a profoundly American story spanning decadesa tale of haves and havenots, of how our ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, lead us inevitably into various problems with empathy and caring for one another
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1957-
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Saunders, Paula
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Father and child
Target audience
adult
Label
The distance home, Paula Saunders
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
2319479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781509895335
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The distance home, Paula Saunders
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
2319479
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781509895335
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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