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The Resource Alone on the Shield : a novel, Kirk Landers

Alone on the Shield : a novel, Kirk Landers

Label
Alone on the Shield : a novel
Title
Alone on the Shield
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kirk Landers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I hope you get drafted, I hope you go to Vietnam, I hope you get shot, and I hope you die there. Those words, spoken in the anger of youth, marked the end of the torrid 1960s college romance of Annette DuBose and Gabe Pender. She would marry a fellow antiwar activist and end up immigrating to Canada. He would fight in Vietnam and come home to build an American dream kind of life--a great career, a trophy wife, and a life of wealth and privilege. Forty years later, they have reconnected and discovered a shared passion: solo canoeing in Ontario's raw Quetico wilderness. They decide to meet again to get caught up on old times, but not in a restaurant or coffee shop--they agree to meet on an island deep in the Quetico wilds. Though they try to control their expectations for the rendezvous, they both approach the island with a growing realization of the emotional void in their lives and wonder how different everything might have been if they had spent their lives together. They must overcome challenges just to reach the island, then encounter the greatest challenges of all--each other, and a weather event for the ages. Alone on the Shield is a story about the Vietnam War and the things that connect us. It is the story of aging Baby Boomers, of the rare kinds of people who paddle alone into the wilderness, and of the kind of adventure that comes only to the bold and the brave"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Landers, Kirk
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A547744
LC item number
A46 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Baby boom generation
  • FICTION / General
  • Baby boom generation
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Canada
Label
Alone on the Shield : a novel, Kirk Landers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985603752
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781613739914
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017001440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985603752
Label
Alone on the Shield : a novel, Kirk Landers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985603752
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781613739914
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017001440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985603752

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