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Root, petal, thorn, Ella Joy Olsen

Label
Root, petal, thorn
Title
Root, petal, thorn
Statement of responsibility
Ella Joy Olsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this beautifully written and powerful debut novel, Ella Joy Olsen traces the stories of five fascinating women who inhabit the same historic home over the course of a century--braided stories of love, heartbreak and courage connect the women, even across generations. Ivy Baygren has two great loves in her life: her husband, Adam, and the bungalow they buy together in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Utah. From the moment she and Adam lay eyes on the home, Ivy is captivated by its quaint details--the old porch swing, ornate tiles, and especially an heirloom rose bush bursting with snowy white blossoms. Called the Emmeline Rose for the home's original owner, it seems yet another sign that this place will be Ivy's happily-ever-after& Until her dreams are shattered by Adam's unexpected death. Striving to be strong for her two children, Ivy decides to tackle the home-improvement projects she and Adam once planned. Day by day, as she attempts to rebuild her house and her resolve, she uncovers clues about previous inhabitants, from a half-embroidered sampler to buried wine bottles. And as Ivy learns about the women who came before her--the young Mormon torn between her heart and anti-polygamist beliefs, the Greek immigrant during World War II, a troubled single mother in the 1960s--she begins to uncover the lessons of her own journey. For every story has its sadness, but there is also the possibility of blooming again, even stronger and more resilient than before&"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olsen, Ella Joy
Dewey number
813./6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.L7236
LC item number
R66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Women
  • Dwellings
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)
Label
Root, petal, thorn, Ella Joy Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide (pages [291]-294)
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
1682746
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781496705624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682746
  • (Sirsi) 1682746
  • (OCoLC)932001681
Label
Root, petal, thorn, Ella Joy Olsen
Publication
Note
Includes a reading group guide (pages [291]-294)
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
1682746
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781496705624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682746
  • (Sirsi) 1682746
  • (OCoLC)932001681

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