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The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain

Label
The stolen marriage
Title
The stolen marriage
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Diane Chamberlain
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
One mistake, one fateful night, and Tess DeMello’s life is changed forever. It is 1944. Pregnant, alone, and riddled with guilt, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly gives up her budding career as a nurse and ends her engagement to the love of her life, unable to live a lie. Instead, she turns to the baby’s father for help and agrees to marry him, moving to the small, rural town of Hickory, North Carolina. Tess’s new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows her no affection. Tess quickly realizes she’s trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry but see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain. When one of the town’s golden girls dies in a terrible accident, everyone holds Tess responsible. But Henry keeps his secrets even closer now, though it seems that everyone knows something about him that Tess does not. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes Hickory, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess knows she is needed and defies Henry’s wishes to begin working at there. Through this work, she begins to find purpose and meaning. Yet at home, Henry’s actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle the truth behind her husband’s mysterious behavior and find the love―and the life―she was meant to have?
Summary
"In 1944, twenty-three-year-old Tess DeMello abruptly ends her engagement to the love of her life when she marries a mysterious stranger and moves to Hickory, North Carolina, a small town struggling with racial tension and the hardships imposed by World War II. Tess's new husband, Henry Kraft, is a secretive man who often stays out all night, hides money from his new wife, and shows no interest in making love. Tess quickly realizes she's trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people of Hickory love and respect Henry and see Tess as an outsider, treating her with suspicion and disdain, especially after one of the town's prominent citizens dies in a terrible accident and Tess is blamed. Tess suspects people are talking about her, plotting behind her back, and following her as she walks around town. What does everyone know about Henry that she does not? Feeling alone and adrift, Tess turns to the one person who seems to understand her, a local medium who gives her hope but seems to know more than he's letting on. When a sudden polio epidemic strikes the town, the townspeople band together to build a polio hospital. Tess, who has a nursing degree, bucks Henry's wishes and begins to work at the hospital, finding meaning in nursing theyoung victims. Yet at home, Henry's actions grow more alarming by the day. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle her husband's mysterious behavior and save her own life?"--
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10575911
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Chamberlain, Diane
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H2485
LC item number
S76 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Married people
  • Marriage
  • Nurses
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Epidemics
  • Spouses
  • Nineteen forties
  • North Carolina
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21103364
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781250087270
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017018874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC)BK0020027084
  • (OCoLC)ocn967057555
Label
The stolen marriage, Diane Chamberlain
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21103364
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781250087270
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017018874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (DLC)BK0020027084
  • (OCoLC)ocn967057555

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