The Main Library's Public Technology dept. (3rd floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Friday, Dec 20. Get details.

The Main Library's Popular Materials dept. (1st floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Wednesday, Dec 25. Get details.

Blue asylum: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Amid the mayhem of the Civil War, Virginia plantation wife Iris Dunleavy is put on trial and convicted of madness. It is the only reasonable explanation the court can see for her willful behavior, so she is sent away to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good, compliant woman. Iris knows, though, that her husband is the true criminal; she is no lunatic, only guilty of disagreeing with him on notions of justice, cruelty, and property. On this remote Florida island, cut off by swamps and seas and military blockades, Iris meets a wonderful collection of residents--some seemingly sane, some wrongly convinced they are crazy, some charmingly odd, some dangerously unstable. Which of these is Ambrose Weller, the war-haunted Confederate soldier whose memories terrorize him into wild fits that can only be calmed by the color blue, but whose gentleness and dark eyes beckon to Iris.The institution calls itself modern, but Iris is skeptical of its methods, particularly the dreaded "water treatment." She must escape, but she has found new hope and love with Ambrose. Can she take him with her? If they make it out, will the war have left anything for them to make a life from, back home? Blue Asylum is a vibrant, beautifully-imagined, absorbing story of the lines we all cross between sanity and madness. It is also the tale of a spirited woman, a wounded soldier, their impossible love, and the undeniable call of freedom. http://www.hmhbooks.com/blueasylum/
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780547712079
9780547712086
9781611734263
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 435b3c4a-9dfa-c9c0-13a6-d01a810365d6
Grouping Title blue asylum
Grouping Author hepinstall kathy
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-12 22:43:51PM
Last Indexed 2019-12-12 23:39:02PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Kathy Hepinstall
author_display Hepinstall, Kathy
available_at_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
collection_catalog Fiction
Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Large Print
display_description Amid the mayhem of the American Civil War, a Virginia plantation wife is put on trial by her slaveholder husband. Iris Dunleavy is convicted of madness by a Virginia judge; it is the only reasonable explanation the court can see for her willful behavior, so she is sent to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good compliant wife. But Iris knows her husband is the true criminal; she is no lunatic, only guilty of disagreeing with him on Southern notions of justice, cruelty, and property. On a remote Florida island, a pompous superintendent heads this asylum populated by wonderful characters, including his self-diagnosing twelve-year-old son, a woman who swallows anything in sight, and Ambrose Weller, a Confederate soldier whose memories terrorize him into wild fits that can only be calmed by the color blue, but whose gentleness and dark eyes beckon to Iris. The institution calls itself modern, but Iris is skeptical of its methods, particularly the dreaded "water treatment." In this isolated place, she finds love with Ambrose. But can she take him with her if she escapes? Will there be anything for them to make a life from, back home? This novel is the story of a spirited woman, a wounded soldier, their impossible love, and the call of freedom.
format_catalog Book
Large Print
eBook
format_category_catalog Books
eBook
id 435b3c4a-9dfa-c9c0-13a6-d01a810365d6
isbn 9780547712079
9780547712086
9781611734263
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000393720 35192042593008 Hermitage - Adult Large Print Fiction Hepinst Large Type 1 false false On Shelf HM
ils:CARL0000387407 35192042543706 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Hepinst 1 false false On Shelf GH
overdrive:1249b583-f07a-4c5e-82c5-22baced252ac -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
itype_catalog
Book
Large Print Book
last_indexed 2019-12-13T05:39:02.968Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
Novels
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Hepinst
Fiction Hepinst Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
primary_isbn 9780547712079
publishDate 2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000393720 Large Print Books English Center Point Publishing, 2012. 342 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.
ils:CARL0000387407 Book Books English Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 270 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:1249b583-f07a-4c5e-82c5-22baced252ac eBook eBook English Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000393720 35192042593008 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000387407 35192042543706 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:1249b583-f07a-4c5e-82c5-22baced252ac -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Asylums -- Fiction
Historical fiction, American
Large type books
Love stories, American
Plantation owners' spouses -- Virginia -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
title_display Blue asylum : a novel
title_full Blue Asylum A Novel
Blue asylum : a novel / Kathy Hepinstall
Blue asylum [text (large print)] / Kathy Hepinstall
title_short Blue asylum :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Asylums
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Historical fiction, American
History
Large type books
Literature
Love stories, American
Plantation owners' spouses
Psychiatric hospital patients
Romance