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The Resource Mary Coin, Marisa Silver

Mary Coin, Marisa Silver

Label
Mary Coin
Title
Mary Coin
Statement of responsibility
Marisa Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America's farms in search of work. Little personal information is exchanged, and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced what will become the most iconic image of the Great Depression. Three vibrant characters anchor the narrative of Mary Coin. Mary, the migrant mother herself, who emerges as a woman with deep reserves of courage and nerve, with private passions and carefully-guarded secrets. Vera Dare, the photographer wrestling with creative ambition who makes the choice to leave her children in order to pursue her work. And Walker Dodge, a present-day professor of cultural history, who discovers a family mystery embedded in the picture. In luminous, exquisitely rendered prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief moment in history, and reminds us that although a great photograph can capture the essence of a moment, it only scratches the surface of a life."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm95167222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399160707
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7ocm95167222
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399160707
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012039861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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