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The Resource At risk : a novel, Alice Hoffman, (electronic resource)

At risk : a novel, Alice Hoffman, (electronic resource)

Label
At risk : a novel
Title
At risk
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hoffman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling, inspirational story of one family coming to terms with unspeakable tragedy and immeasurable love In a lovely old house near the coast of Massachusetts, the Farrells go through the routines of a typical August morning. Eight-year-old Charlie, a junior biologist and dinosaur expert, tries to collect another one of his insect specimens. His sister, Amanda, a talented gymnast who at eleven years old is already saving her money to try out for the Olympic team, prepares for her last meet of the summer. Ivan, their absent-minded father, is involved with his work as an astronomer. Out in the garden, Ivan's wife, Polly, wonders how she can trick her children into eating more zucchini. They are a family as unique and ordinary as any other, but their world will soon be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS. In an instant, everything that gave their lives meaning is ripped away, and the intimacy that once came so naturally vanishes. Too overcome with grief to turn to each other, Ivan and Polly seek solace elsewhere. Charlie is abandoned by his best friend and, for long stretches at a time, forgotten by his parents. Amanda, who holds on to her dreams so tightly, must somehow find a way to let go. Torn apart by the prospect of their loss, Polly, Ivan, and Charlie must find the courage to come back together again--for Amanda's sake and for their own. At Risk is an exquisite book about true sorrow and even truer devotion
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.O3447
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
At risk : a novel, Alice Hoffman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky264371829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453231616
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
83d00154-eaef-44dd-9922-7e2ba33d8e83
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
At risk : a novel, Alice Hoffman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
sky264371829
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453231616
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
83d00154-eaef-44dd-9922-7e2ba33d8e83
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
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