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Marlena : a novel, Julie Buntin

Label
Marlena : a novel
Title
Marlena
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julie Buntin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades. Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena's orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. As the two girls turn the untamed landscape of their desolate small town into a kind of playground, Cat catalogues a litany of firsts -- first drink, first cigarette, first kiss -- while Marlena's habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past. Alive with an urgent, unshakable tenderness, Julie Buntin's Marlena is an unforgettable look at the people who shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink."--
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Title
Marlena
Creator
Summary
"Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat’s new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter, until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat, inexperienced and desperate for connection, is quickly lured into Marlena’s orbit by little more than an arched eyebrow and a shake of white-blond hair. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try to forgive herself and move on, even as the memory of Marlena keeps her tangled in the past."--Provided by the publisher
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554763
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.U558
LC item number
M37 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
970
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Julie Buntin
Marlena : a novel, Julie Buntin

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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