The World to Come
StoriesBook - 2017
"These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: Shepard, J
Characteristics: 258 pages ; 22 cm