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A Kind of Dream

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A Kind of Dream
Title
A Kind of Dream
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Summary
Life is A Kind of Dream. So is the art we make in response to life. In A Kind of Dream, five generations of an artistic family explore the ups and downs of life, discovering that for an artist even failure is success, because the work matters more than the self. The selves in this book include Nina, a writer, and her husband, Palmer, a historian, who, having settled into marriage and family life, are now faced with the bittersweetness of late life; BB and Roy, who make a movie in Mongolia; Tavy, Nina's adopted daughter, a painter in her twenties who meets her birth mother for the first time; and Tavy's young daughter, Callie, a budding violinist. Other vivid characters confront the awful fact of violence in America; try to cope with political ineptitude; and one devises his own code of sexual morality. Perhaps the most important character is Nina's dog, a salt-and-pepper cairn terrier of uncommon wisdom. Fame, death, rash self-destruction, laughter, the excitement of making good art, love, marriage, being a mother, being a father, the appreciation of beauty, and always life—life itself, life in all its shapes and guises—it's all here. A Kind of Dream is the culminating book in a trilogy Kelly Cherry began with My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers and The Society of Friends. Each book stands alone, but together they take us on a Dantean journey from midlife to Paradise. Cherry's prose is hallmarked by lyric grace, sly wit, the energy of her intelligence, and profound compassion for and understanding of her characters. Set in Madison, Wisconsin, A Kind of Dream reveals a surprisingly wide view of the world and the authority of someone who has mastered her art. It is a book to experience and to reflect upon.Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School LibrariansBest Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Reviewers
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Cherry, Kelly
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short Stories
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A Kind of Dream
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e3073ebf-4ee5-4dce-965e-6f1dfd1082cd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780299297633
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Kind of Dream
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e3073ebf-4ee5-4dce-965e-6f1dfd1082cd
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780299297633
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      1219 13th Street, Huntsville, TX, 77340, US
      30.721643 -95.551716
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