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The Resource The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler

The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler

Label
The book of speculation : a novel
Title
The book of speculation
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Erika Swyler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I came across this book at auction as part of a larger lot I purchased on speculation. The damage renders it useless to me, but a name inside it led me to believe it might be of interest to you or your family ... Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. His mother, a circus mermaid who made her living by holding her breath, drowned in the very water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, ran off to join the circus six years ago. One June day, an old book arrives on Simon's doorstep. Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the 1700s, who reports strange and magical things-including the drowning death of a circus mermaid. Since then, generations of "mermaids" in Simon's family have drowned-always on July 24, which is only weeks away. As his friend Alice looks on with alarm, Simon becomes increasingly worried about his sister. Could there be a curse on Simon's family? What does it have to do with the book, and can he stop it in time to save Enola? The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books, family, and magic
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Swyler, Erika
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3619.W96
LC item number
B66 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ari Fliakos
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fliakos, Ari
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Librarians
  • Family secrets
  • Books and reading
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 25 min., 50 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
May be limited to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427261441
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
986cc6ea-80b3-4a71-9622-0562f23028a9
Publisher number
Z100015229
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921883647
  • (Sirsi) o921883647
  • (OCoLC)921883647
System details
Requires OverDrive Media Console (MP3 file size: 330145 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The book of speculation : a novel, Erika Swyler
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 25 min., 50 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
May be limited to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427261441
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
986cc6ea-80b3-4a71-9622-0562f23028a9
Publisher number
Z100015229
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn921883647
  • (Sirsi) o921883647
  • (OCoLC)921883647
System details
Requires OverDrive Media Console (MP3 file size: 330145 KB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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