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The Resource Dollbaby : a novel, Laura Lane McNeal

Dollbaby : a novel, Laura Lane McNeal

Label
Dollbaby : a novel
Title
Dollbaby
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lane McNeal
Title variation
Doll-baby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in Civil Rights-era New Orleans--a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets, and laughter. When Ibby Bell's father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie, and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's Victorian house is like no place Ibby has ever been--and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum every once in a while-- is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, her black cook, Queenie--who has run Fannie's household ever since it was Fannie's household--and Queenie's feisty daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Garden District mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places"--
Summary
In this coming-of-age story set in the Civil Rights era, Ibby is dropped off at the home of her eccentric grandmother in New Orleans after the death of her beloved father. Filled with colorful characters, family secrets and lots of New Orleans tidbits, this book will appeal to fans of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt. -- Vicki Nesting for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317385
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C585937
LC item number
D65 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Dollbaby : a novel, Laura Lane McNeal
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
5681878
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 337 pages
Isbn
9780670014736
Lccn
2013048523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20140707-147
  • BRO-cust20140707-084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861478912
  • (OCoLC)861478912
Label
Dollbaby : a novel, Laura Lane McNeal
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
5681878
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 337 pages
Isbn
9780670014736
Lccn
2013048523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20140707-147
  • BRO-cust20140707-084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861478912
  • (OCoLC)861478912

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