The Resource A stone of the heart : a novel, by Tom Grimes

A stone of the heart : a novel, by Tom Grimes

Label
A stone of the heart : a novel
Title
A stone of the heart
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Tom Grimes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A moving, sometimes hilarious account of a family trying to hold itself together, A Stone of the Heart chronicles the dysfunction of a Queens, New York, Irish-Catholic family. Set in 1961, the book is narrated by the family's oldest son, fourteen-year-old Michael{u2014}overweight and obsessed with baseball statistics{u2014}who is trying to come to grips with his parents' disastrous marriage, his younger brother's retreat into silence, and his grandparents' faltering efforts to help. In baseball Michael finds the orderliness and clarity lacking in his personal world; but when Roger Maris's sixty-first home run at the end of the season both does and doesn't break Babe Ruth's record, he comes to a tenuous understanding of life's shades of gray, enabling him to begin to forgive his alcoholic father and feckless mother"--Goodreads.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R489985
LC item number
S7 1997
Literary form
fiction
A stone of the heart : a novel, by Tom Grimes
Label
A stone of the heart : a novel, by Tom Grimes
Publication
Note
  • "Cover art by Barbara Whitehead"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990
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36597849
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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{'Wittliff Collections': 'http://catalog.library.txstate.edu/record=b1438313'}
Edition
1st Southern Methodist University Press ed.
Extent
131 p.
Isbn
9780870744181
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97012881
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Grimes, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-153). Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Gift of L.D. Clark Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-124). From the library of L.D. Clark. Inscribed by author for L.D. Clark, 2012. Paperbound.

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