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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: F Harding
Author: Harding, Paul,
Title: This other Eden :
Remainder of title: a novel /
Summary, etc. note: "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers, a novel inspired by the true story of Malaga Island, an isolated island off the coast of Maine that became one of the first racially integrated towns in the Northeast. In 1792, formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish wife, Patience, discover an island where they can make a life together. Over a century later, the Honeys' descendants and a diverse group of neighbors are desperately poor, isolated, and often hungry, but nevertheless protected from the hostility awaiting them on the mainland. During the tumultuous summer of 1912, Matthew Diamond, a retired, idealistic but prejudiced schoolteacher-turned-missionary, disrupts the community's fragile balance through his efforts to educate its children. His presence attracts the attention of authorities on the mainland who, under the influence of the eugenics-thinking popular among progressives of the day, decide to forcibly evacuate the island, institutionalize its residents, and develop the island as a vacation destination. Beginning with a hurricane flood reminiscent of the story of Noah's Ark, the novel ends with yet another Ark. In prose of breathtaking beauty and power, Paul Harding brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters: Iris and Violet McDermott, sisters raising three orphaned Penobscot children; Theophilus and Candace Larks and their brood of vagabond children; the prophetic Zachary Hand to God Proverbs, a Civil War veteran who lives in a hollow tree; and more. A spellbinding story of resistance and survival, This Other Eden is an enduring testament to the struggle to preserve human dignity in the face of intolerance and injustice"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781324036296
: (hardcover)
: (epub)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781324036302
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3608.A72535
Item number: T55 2023
Edition number: 23/eng/20221208
Classification number: 813/.6
Dates associated with a name: 1967-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Paul Harding.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Date of publication: 2023
Projected publication date: 2302
: New York, NY :
: W.W. Norton & Company,
: [2023]
Extent: 221 p. 24 cm.
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 02/03/2023
Purchase price: $ 28.00
Subject: Malaga Island (Maine)-History-Fiction.
Subject: Eugenics-Maine-Malaga Island-Historical Fiction.
Subject: Race relations-Maine-Historical fiction.
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xk02 2022-12-08
: xk02 2022-12-08 to CIP (telework)

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