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The Resource The bear and the nightingale : a novel, Katherine Arden, (electronic resource)

The bear and the nightingale : a novel, Katherine Arden, (electronic resource)

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The bear and the nightingale : a novel
Title
The bear and the nightingale
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Arden
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Language
eng
Summary
"A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed--this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales. Advance praise for The Bear and the Nightingale: 'An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale. A Russian setting adds unfamiliar spice to the story of a young woman who does not rebel against the limits of her role in her culture so much as transcend them. The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic.'--Robin Hobb, bestselling author of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. 'A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.'--Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted."--
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Arden, Katherine
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Gati, Kathleen
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  • Young women
  • Villages
  • Good and evil
  • Spirits
  • Magic
  • Russia
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The bear and the nightingale : a novel, Katherine Arden, (electronic resource)
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Audio book
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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1 online resource(1 sound file (11hr.,49min.,29sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9780399567186
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mn7dcg9
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sound
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Label
The bear and the nightingale : a novel, Katherine Arden, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource(1 sound file (11hr.,49min.,29sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780399567186
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
mn7dcg9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)mn7dcg9
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  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 324.3 MB)
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not applicable
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not applicable

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