The Resource No book but the world, Leah Hager Cohen

No book but the world, Leah Hager Cohen

Label
No book but the world
Title
No book but the world
Statement of responsibility
Leah Hager Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A gripping, morally complex novel that asks: How much do grown siblings owe one another? At the edge of a woods, on the grounds of a defunct "free school," Ava and her brother, Fred, shared a dreamy and seemingly idyllic childhood-a world defined largely by their imaginations and the presence of each other. Decades later, then, when Ava learns that her brother is being held in a county jail for a shocking crime, she is frantic to piece together what actually happened. Fred has always been different, certainly impaired, never evaluated. Their parents frowned upon labels and diagnoses as much as they did formal instruction and societal constraints. Now, however, the parents are gone, the siblings grown apart, a boy is dead and Fred in jail, and Ava is forced to wonder: is it her job to save her brother? What is our obligation to those we love-and to those we find difficult to love? Convinced that she alone will be able to reach him and explain his innocence to the world, Ava endeavors to tell their enthralling story. Leah Hager Cohen brings her trademark intelligence and grace to a rich, morally ambiguous story that suggests we may ultimately fathom one another best not with facts alone, but through our imaginations."--
  • "A literary novel about adult siblings, a sister and her autistic brother, and what happens when the brother is accused of the murder of a local boy - who is truly responsible, and could it have been avoided if the brother had been treated differently by his parents, by his sister, by society?"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O42445
LC item number
N6 2014
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
No book but the world, Leah Hager Cohen
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No book but the world, Leah Hager Cohen
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781594486036
Lccn
2013025052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SALSBT
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013025052
  • 1082026

Library Locations

    • Galway Public LibraryBorrow it
      5264 North Street (Sacandaga Rd), Galway, NY, 12074-2431, US
      43.020212 -74.031608
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