The Resource Escaping Dreamland : a novel, Charlie Lovett

Escaping Dreamland : a novel, Charlie Lovett

Label
Escaping Dreamland : a novel
Title
Escaping Dreamland
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Lovett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Robert Parrish's childhood obsession with series books like the Hardy Boys and Tom Swift inspired him to become an author. Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, his relationship with his girlfriend, Rebecca, begins to fall apart. Robert realizes he must confront his secret demons by fulfilling a youthful promise to solve a mystery surrounding his favorite series--the Tremendous Trio. Guided by twelve tattered books and an unidentified but tantalizing fragment of a story, Robert journeys into the history of the books that changed his life, hoping they can help him once again. His odyssey takes him to 1906 Manhattan, a time of steamboats, boot blacks, and Fifth Avenue mansions, but every discovery he makes only leads to more questions. Robert's quest intertwines with the stories of three young people trying to define their places in the world at the dawn of a new and exciting century. Magda, Gene, and Tom not only write the children's books that Robert will one day love, together they explore the vibrant city on their doorstep, from the Polo Grounds to Coney Island's Dreamland, drawing the reader into the Gilded Age as their own friendships deepen. The connections between the authors, their creations, and Robert's redemptive journey make for a beautifully crafted novel that is an ode to the children's series books of our past, to New York City, and above all, to the power of love and friendship."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovett, Charles C
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Self-realization
  • Children's books
  • Writing
  • Friendship
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Escaping Dreamland : a novel, Charlie Lovett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
on1137833465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781982629403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1137833465
Label
Escaping Dreamland : a novel, Charlie Lovett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
on1137833465
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781982629403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1137833465

Library Locations

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      Charleston, SC, US
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