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Author Fishbane, Joel, author.

Title The thunder of giants / Joel Fishbane.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC FIS    AVAILABLE
 Earlville PL Adult Fiction - EAPY-12  F FIS    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC FIS    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Fiction - LSBB-3  F FISHBANE    AVAILABLE
 Marengo-Union LD Adult Fiction - MRLY-11  FIC FISHBANE    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  FIS    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC FISHBANE    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 278 pages ; 22 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Note "A novel"--Jacket.
Summary "The year is 1937 and Andorra Kelsey--7'11" and just under 320 pounds--is on her way to Hollywood to become a star. Hoping to escape both poverty and the ghost of her dead husband, she accepts an offer from the wily Rutherford Simone to star in a movie about the life of Anna Swan, the Nova Scotia giantess who toured the world in the 19th century. In parallel narrative, Anna Swan's story unfurls. Where Andorra is seen as a disgrace by an embarrassed family, Anna Swan is quickly celebrated for her unique size. Drawn to New York, Anna becomes a famed attraction at P.T. Barnum's American Museum even as she falls in love with Gavin Clarke, a veteran of the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Swan, Anna, 1846-1888 -- Fiction.
Barnum's American Museum -- Fiction.
Giants -- Fiction.
Tall women -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
Fantasy fiction. (OCoLC)fst00920710
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781250050847 (hardback)
1250050847 (hardback)

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