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The Resource The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino

The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino

Label
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel
Title
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses)
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Terri-Lynne DeFino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Writers only get better with age... Alfonse Carducci was a literary giant who lived his life to excess--with lovers, alcohol, parties, and professional rivalries in abundance. But today he's come to the Bar Harbor Home for the Elderly to spend the remainder of his days among kindred spirits: the publishing industry's nearly gone but never forgotten greats. Only now, at the end of his life, does he comprehend the price of appeasing every desire, and the consequences of forsaking love to pursue glory--for Alfonse has an unshakable case of writer's block that distresses him much more than his precarious health. Set on the water in one of New England's most beautiful locales, the Bar Harbor Home was established specifically for writers needing a place to live out their golden years--or final days--in understated luxury and surrounded by congenial literary company. A faithful staff of nurses and orderlies surround the writers, and are drawn into their orbit, as they are forced to reckon with their own life stories. Among them is Cecibel Bringer. A terrible accident changed her forever in a split second that Cecibel can never forget. But Cecibel never anticipated the impact of meeting her favorite writer, Alfonse Carducci. In Cecibel, Alfonse finds a muse who returns him to the passion he thought he lost. The words flow from Alfonse, weaving a tale soon taken up by the other residents, and reawaken Cecibel to the idea of love and forgiveness. As the edges between story and reality blur, a world within a world is created. It's a place where joie de vivre returns, where the old are made young, the damaged are made whole, and anything is possible"--Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
TOH
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DeFino, Terri-Lynne
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writers' retreats
  • Writer's block
  • Writer's block
  • Writers' retreats
  • Maine
  • Bar Harbor (Me.)
Label
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide (pages [325]-326)
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
on1030236190
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780062742674
Lccn
2017032680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030236190
Label
The Bar Harbor retirement home for famous writers (and their muses) : a novel, Terri-Lynne DeFino
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide (pages [325]-326)
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
on1030236190
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780062742674
Lccn
2017032680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030236190

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