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A gate at the stairs : a novel
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
321 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Moore
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Fiction Moore
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Moore
Description

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction Chosen as a Best Book of the Yearnbsp;by The New York Times Book Review , Thenbsp;Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star, Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Real Simple Twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the daughter of a gentleman farmer, has come to a university town as a student. When she takes a job as a part-time nanny for a mysterious and glamorous family, she finds herself drawn deeper into their world and forever changed. Told through the eyes of this memorable narrator, A Gate at the Stairs is a piercing novel of race, class, love, and war in America.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375708466, 9780375409288, 0375409289

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"...As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer--his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous--has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed..."--dust cover flap.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Moore, L. (2009). A gate at the stairs: a novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moore, Lorrie. 2009. A Gate At the Stairs: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moore, Lorrie, A Gate At the Stairs: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Moore, Lorrie. A Gate At the Stairs: A Novel. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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