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The Resource Bleeding Kansas, Sara Paretsky, (electronic resource)

Bleeding Kansas, Sara Paretsky, (electronic resource)

Label
Bleeding Kansas
Title
Bleeding Kansas
Statement of responsibility
Sara Paretsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the Kaw River Valley where Paretsky grew up, Bleeding Kansas is the story of the Schapens and the Grelliers, two farm families whose histories have been entwined since the 1850s, when their ancestors settled the valley as antislavery emigrants. Today, the Schapen family, terrified by the lawlessness of the 1970s, when Lawrence was the most violent college town in the nation, has turned to that old-time religion for security. The Schapens keep a close eye on all their neighbors, most especially the Grelliers. They maintain careful track of everyone's misdeeds, printing the most egregious on their family website. When Gina Haring, a Wiccan, moves into an empty farmhouse and starts practicing pagan rites, the family members are so outraged that they begin an active harassment campaign against the Wiccans. The Schapens worry, too, about who stands better with the Lord, their family or the Grelliers. When a Schapen cow gives birth to what may be a "Perfect Red Heifer" needed if the temple is ever rebuilt in Jerusalem, the Schapens feel convinced that God is indeed smiling on them. Despite parental cautions, the Grelliers' teenagers are enraged by the Schapens. All their short lives, they and the Schapens have fought. One particularly angry confrontation causes Chip Grelier to be expelled from school and consequently to join the army. Chip's death in Iraq is the catalyzing event for momentous changes in the lives of not only both the Schapens and the Grelliers but of all the families in the valley. The powerful, climactic scene at Gina Harrig's Samhain bonfire will forever haunt the reader
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paretsky, Sara
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A647
LC item number
B56 2008eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural families
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Fundamentalists
  • Conservatism
  • Social conflict
  • Wiccans
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Bleeding Kansas, Sara Paretsky, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 431 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429591669
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
71F6DE01-2E1B-4506-8668-CD001AC086D9
System control number
  • 2176214
  • 884255
  • (OCoLC)ocm437993211
  • 4482-22360
  • (OCoLC)437993211
  • (OCoLC)ocn437993211
  • 2176214
Label
Bleeding Kansas, Sara Paretsky, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 431 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429591669
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
71F6DE01-2E1B-4506-8668-CD001AC086D9
System control number
  • 2176214
  • 884255
  • (OCoLC)ocm437993211
  • 4482-22360
  • (OCoLC)437993211
  • (OCoLC)ocn437993211
  • 2176214

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