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The Resource Mary Coin, Marisa Silver

Mary Coin, Marisa Silver

Label
Mary Coin
Title
Mary Coin
Statement of responsibility
Marisa Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America's farms in search of work. Little personal information is exchanged, and neither woman has any way of knowing that they have produced what will become the most iconic image of the Great Depression. Three vibrant characters anchor the narrative of Mary Coin. Mary, the migrant mother herself, who emerges as a woman with deep reserves of courage and nerve, with private passions and carefully-guarded secrets. Vera Dare, the photographer wrestling with creative ambition who makes the choice to leave her children in order to pursue her work. And Walker Dodge, a present-day professor of cultural history, who discovers a family mystery embedded in the picture. In luminous, exquisitely rendered prose, Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief moment in history, and reminds us that although a great photograph can capture the essence of a moment, it only scratches the surface of a life
Member of
Summary
Imagines the lives of the subject of the photograph, photographer, and a college professor who finds a connection to a family legacy in the image of the iconic "Migrant Mother."
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10169728
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silver, Marisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I55
LC item number
M37 2013b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women migrant labor
  • Women photographers
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939
  • Depressions
  • Photojournalism
  • Rural poor
Target audience
adult
Label
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
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
20087081
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
447 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460288
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013013271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn835621812
  • (OCoLC)835621812
Label
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
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
20087081
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
447 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410460288
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013013271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn835621812
  • (OCoLC)835621812

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