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The Resource The Beans of Egypt, Maine

The Beans of Egypt, Maine

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The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Title
The Beans of Egypt, Maine
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Summary
A novel of a down-and-out New England family that "seizes the reader on its opening page with . . . a knock-about country humor unmistakably its own" (Newsweek). There are families like the Beans all over America. They live on the wrong side of town in mobile homes strung with Christmas lights all year round. The women are often pregnant, the men drunk and just out of jail, and the children too numerous to count. In this novel that "pulses with kinetic energy," we meet the God-fearing Earlene Pomerleau, and experience her obsession with the whole swarming Bean tribe (Newsweek). There is cousin Rubie, a boozer and a brawler; tall Aunt Roberta, the earth mother surrounded by countless clinging babies; and Beal, sensitive, often gentle, but doomed by the violence within him. In The Beans of Egypt, Maine, Carolyn Chute—whose jobs included waitress, chicken factory worker, and hospital floor scrubber before gaining renown as a prize-winning novelist—creates "a fictional world so vivid and compelling that one feels at a loss when it ends. The Beans belong with the Snopes clan of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, with Erskine Caldwell's white Southerners, and with the rural blacks of Alice Walker's The Color Purple" (San Jose Mercury News)
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Chute, Carolyn
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
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The Beans of Egypt, Maine
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OVERDRIVE:70d288c2-aade-4e5e-b3c8-c0434c8ce006
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781555848163
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Beans of Egypt, Maine
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:70d288c2-aade-4e5e-b3c8-c0434c8ce006
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781555848163
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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