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Cuyahoga : a novel / Pete Beatty; [illustrations by Adam Villacin].

Beatty, Pete, (author.). Villacin, Adam, (illustrator.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009349607 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 11/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982155551
  • ISBN: 1982155558
  • Physical Description: 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Big Son is a spirit of the times--the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly). In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River--and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings. Narrating this ... tale is Medium Son--known as Meed--apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sibling rivalry > Fiction.
Sons > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Tall tales > Fiction.
Families > Ohio > Fiction.
Cuyahoga River (Ohio) > Fiction.
Ohio City (Cleveland, Ohio) > Fiction.
Cleveland (Ohio) > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Historical fiction.

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