The Resource A sudden light, Garth Stein, (sound recording)

A sudden light, Garth Stein, (sound recording)

Label
A sudden light
Title
A sudden light
Statement of responsibility
Garth Stein
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a boy tries to save his parents' marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story. / In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel --- who is flickering in and out of dementia --- to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires, " divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there is someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber Company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future. A Sudden Light is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family's struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein's outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and his rare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Stein, Garth
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569 .T3655
LC item number
S83 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Seth Numrich
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Numrich, Seth
  • Simon & Schuster Audio
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  • Teenage boys
  • Haunted houses
  • Family secrets
  • Puget Sound (Wash.)
  • Ghost stories
  • Domestic fiction
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A sudden light, Garth Stein, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn873741298
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
11 sound discs (ca. 13 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442353237
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD11526
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1666506
  • (OCoLC)873741298
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A sudden light, Garth Stein, (sound recording)
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn873741298
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
11 sound discs (ca. 13 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442353237
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD11526
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1666506
  • (OCoLC)873741298
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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