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A death in the family

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 16
Lexile measure:
940L
Description

Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed.

> On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay's wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelmingly powerful novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that should be read aloud for the sheer music of its prose.

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ISBN:
9780375701238
9780143105718
9781440641794
9780553270112
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.1, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
940L
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Grouping Title death in the family
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 04:37:26AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-15 04:41:55AM

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subject_facet Boys -- Fiction, Classics -- FICTION, Coming of Age -- FICTION, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Fiction, Literary -- FICTION, Traffic accident victims -- Fiction
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