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The Resource The homecoming; : a novel about Spencer's Mountain, Earl Hamner

The homecoming; : a novel about Spencer's Mountain, Earl Hamner

Label
The homecoming; : a novel about Spencer's Mountain
Title
The homecoming;
Title remainder
a novel about Spencer's Mountain
Statement of responsibility
Earl Hamner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Clay Spencer fails to arrive home at the expected hour on Christmas Eve of 1933, his family grows concerned. While his seven brothers and sisters and his mother keep vigil the older son, Clay-boy, goes in search of his father. But on his journey through the snowbound Virginia hills, the boy experiences a series of hazardous, touching and hilarious adventures.His life is endangered by an enraged deer, the family's honor is threatened by a well-meaning outsider, and unexpected help is provided by the fearsome county sheriff. An encounter with the neighborhood Negro community church teaches Clay-boy a lesson in race relations and, while taking refuge from a snowstorm, he is overwhelmed by the intoxicating hospitality of two elderly genteel lady bootleggers.Finally, at midnight, when all hope for him has been abandoned, Clay Spencer provides a surprising climax to the story, and in a single moment illuminates the triumph of the human spirit. Rich with life that rings true, filled with nostalgia, laughter and tears, The Homecoming is a warm and wonderful classic of American literature
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamner, Earl
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3558.A456
  • PZ4.H227
LC item number
Ho
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mountain life
  • Rural families
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
Label
The homecoming; : a novel about Spencer's Mountain, Earl Hamner
Instantiates
Publication
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
14512064
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
115 pages
Lccn
78019844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 78019844
  • (Sirsi) l78019844
Label
The homecoming; : a novel about Spencer's Mountain, Earl Hamner
Publication
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
14512064
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
115 pages
Lccn
78019844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC) 78019844
  • (Sirsi) l78019844

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