Coverart for item
The Resource Scribe : a novel, Alyson Hagy

Scribe : a novel, Alyson Hagy

Label
Scribe : a novel
Title
Scribe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alyson Hagy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling. A brutal civil war has ravaged the country, and contagious fevers have decimated the population. Abandoned farmhouses litter the isolated mountain valleys and shady hollows. The economy has been reduced to barter and trade. In this craggy, unwelcoming world, the central character of Scribe ekes out a lonely living on the family farmstead where she was raised and where her sister met an untimely end. She lets a migrant group known as the Uninvited set up temporary camps on her land, and maintains an uneasy peace with her cagey neighbors and the local enforcer. She has learned how to make paper and ink, and she has become known for her letter-writing skills, which she exchanges for tobacco, firewood, and other scarce resources. An unusual request for a letter from a man with hidden motivations unleashes the ghosts of her troubled past and sets off a series of increasingly calamitous events that culminate in a harrowing journey to a crossroads. Drawing on traditional folktales and the history and culture of Appalachia, Alyson Hagy has crafted a gripping, swiftly plotted novel that touches on pressing issues of our time--migration, pandemic disease, the rise of authoritarianism--and makes a compelling case for the power of stories to both show us the world and transform it."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hagy, Alyson Carol
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A32346
LC item number
S46 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Storytelling
  • Civil war
  • Young women
  • Letter writing
  • Survival
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Civil war
  • Letter writing
  • Storytelling
  • Survival
  • Young women
Label
Scribe : a novel, Alyson Hagy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019944589
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781555978181
Lccn
2018934486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555978181
  • (OCoLC)1019944589
Label
Scribe : a novel, Alyson Hagy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019944589
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781555978181
Lccn
2018934486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555978181
  • (OCoLC)1019944589

Library Locations

    • Reuben Hoar Library (Littleton)Borrow it
      41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA, 01460, US
      42.5421931 -71.48061799999999
Processing Feedback ...