Format:
Large Print, Book
Author:
McCracken, Elizabeth, author.
Title:
Bowlaway : a novel / Elizabeth McCracken.
Edition:
First HarperLuxe edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
©2019
Description:
504 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print
Summary:
A novel about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alley. From the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century-- nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person-- Bertha Truitt is an enigma to everyone in Salford, Massachusetts. She has no past to speak of, or at least none she is willing to reveal, and her mysterious origin scandalizes and intrigues the townspeople, as does her choice to marry and start a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her. But Bertha is plucky, tenacious, and entrepreneurial, and the bowling alley she opens quickly becomes Salford's most defining landmark-- with Bertha its most notable resident. When Bertha dies in a freak accident, her past resurfaces in the form of a heretofore-unheard-of son, who arrives in Salford claiming he is heir apparent to Truitt Alleys. Soon it becomes clear that, even in her death, Bertha's defining spirit and the implications of her obfuscations live on, infecting and affecting future generations through inheritance battles, murky paternities, and hidden wills.
Subjects:
Families -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Bowling alleys -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Heirs -- Fiction.
Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Notes:
"Larger print" -- back cover.
ISBN:
9780062888273
0062888277
Other Number:
1083877095
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
412694
Call Number:
813/.54
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
0