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The dying of the light : a novel / Robert Goolrick.

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  • 3 of 8 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC GOOL (Text) 30886000669032 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Checked out 12/29/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062678225 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 277 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.

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Diana Cooke was 'born with the century' and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations. The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he’s determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him. Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love. Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins.
Subject: Families > Virginia > Fiction.
Upper class women > Fiction.
Debutantes > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Virginia > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.

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