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The Resource The world cannot give, by Tara Isabella Burton

The world cannot give, by Tara Isabella Burton

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The world cannot give
Title
The world cannot give
Statement of responsibility
by Tara Isabella Burton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the shy, sensitive Laura Stearns arrives at St. Dunstan's Academy in Maine, she dreams that life there will echo her favorite novel, All Before Them, the sole surviving piece of writing by Byronic "prep school prophet" (and St. Dunstan's alum) Sebastian Webster, who died at 19, fighting in the Spanish Civil War. She soon finds the intensity she is looking for among the insular, Webster-worshipping members of the school's cultic chapel choir: presided over by the charismatic, neurotic, overachiever Virginia Strauss, who is as fanatical about her newfound Christian faith as she is about the miles she runs every morning before dawn. Virginia inducts the besotted Laura into a world of transcendent music and arcane ritual, illicit cliff-diving and midnight crypt visits: a world that, like Webster's novels, finally seems to Laura to be full of meaning. But when a new, reformist school chaplain challenges Virginia's hold on the "family" she has created, and Virginia's efforts to hold onto her power become increasingly destructive, Laura must decide how far she will let her devotion to Virginia go. THE WORLD CANNOT GIVE is a meditation on the power, and danger, of wanting more than the world can give"--
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Burton, Tara Isabella,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Choral societies
  • Choral music
  • Boarding schools
Label
The world cannot give, by Tara Isabella Burton
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781982170066
Lccn
2021013754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2021013754
Label
The world cannot give, by Tara Isabella Burton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781982170066
Lccn
2021013754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
2021013754

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