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Mostly happy / (Record no. 25967)

000 -LEADER
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CONTROL NUMBER
control field 185023106
CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field OCoLC
DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20090408015621.0
FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 071219s2008 snc 000 f eng
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781897235393
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 1897235399
SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)185023106
CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency NLC
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency NLC
Modifying agency BTCTA
-- BAKER
-- CDX
-- YDXCP
-- CoLwJCPL
DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number C813/.6
Edition number 22
LOCAL FREE-TEXT CALL NUMBER (OCLC)
Filing suffix YA
Classification number FICTION
AUTHOR NAME
AUTHOR NAME Bustin, Pam,
TITLE STATEMENT
Title Mostly happy /
Statement of responsibility, etc Pam Bustin.
PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc Saskatoon, Sask. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Thistledown Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc c2008.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 272 p. ;
Dimensions 22 cm.
SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Caught in the tight space between love and fear, Bean gallops through her early life picking up shiny bits of beauty along the way and tucking them into a red Samsonite suitcase. This suitcase, a dominant metaphor in the novel, becomes Bean's touchstone that keeps her from spiralling into the dark worlds of her beautiful, screwed up mother and all the stray men she brings home; her sad, exhausted father; and her magnetic stepfather as he transforms from family saviour into drunken dragon. Without remorse or bitterness Bean moves forward, seeking her friendships where she can, casting spells to protect her younger sister, and seeking solace from whatever small sanctuaries her transient life offers. There are intense, cruel and terrifying moments in her family life that shred her innocence, but as Bean is battered and almost broken a few times by them, she also learns how to cope, recover and laugh. From engaging episodes as a religious-sponsored youth missionary in England and Europe, and the orchestrated pursuit of becoming an actress in Toronto, to the novel's road's end in Wyoming, Bean's life is as relentlessly whimsical as it is sad. And as she migrates from schoolgirl to teen, to young woman, and her dreams unfold from grill cheese sandwiches to self-sufficiency, she evolves into one of fiction's most memorable characters.
SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Young women
SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Bildungsromans.
ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Koha item type 02. English Fiction
LOCAL PROCESSING INFORMATION (OCLC)
d F BUS
c 314
Copies
Piece designation (barcode) Koha full call number School Code
MONT15724F BUSMontague Regional High School
MONT15550F BUSMontague Regional High School
GRAY9803F BUSColonel Gray High School
BLUE15786F BUSBluefield High School