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A death in the family

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Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 16
Lexile Score:
940
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
9780788771644
9781440641794
9780553270112
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.1, 16 Points
Lexile Score:
940
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full_title death in the family
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lastUpdate 2017-10-17 04:52:33AM

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subject_facet Audiobooks (CD), Bildungsromane. -- Audiobooks (CD), Boys -- Fiction, Boys -- Tennessee -- Knoxville -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Classics -- FICTION, Coming of Age -- FICTION, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Electronic books, Families -- Tennessee -- Knoxville -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Tennessee -- Knoxville -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Fiction, Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Literary -- FICTION, Traffic accident victims -- Family relationships -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Traffic accident victims -- Fiction
title_display A death in the family
title_full A Death in the Family [electronic resource] Agee, James., A death in the family [classic] / James Agee, A death in the family [sound recording] / by James Agee
title_short A death in the family
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Boys, Classics, Coming of Age, Families, Family relationships, Fathers and sons, Literary, Traffic accident victims