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The Resource Home sweet home, April Smith, (text large print)

Home sweet home, April Smith, (text large print)

Label
Home sweet home
Title
Home sweet home
Statement of responsibility
April Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[A] riveting epic drama [which] follows the Kusek family from New York City to America's heartland, where they are caught up in the panic of McCarthyism, a smear campaign, a sensational trial, and, ultimately, murder. Calvin Kusek, a WWII pilot and attorney, and his wife, Betsy, escape the 1950s conformity of New York City to relocate to a close-knit town in South Dakota. They settle on a ranch and Betsy becomes a visiting nurse, befriending a quirky assortment of rural characters. Their children, Jo and her brother Lance, grow up caring for animals and riding rodeo. Life isn't easy, but it is full and rewarding. When a seat in the State Assembly becomes available, Cal jumps at the chance to repay the community and serves three popular terms. Things change when Cal runs for the U.S. Senate. The FBI investigates Betsy, and a youthful dalliance with the Communist Party surfaces to haunt the Kuseks. Mass hysteria takes over, inflamed by Cal's political enemies. Driven by fear and hate, their neighbors turn, condemning them as enemies and spies. The American Dream falls apart overnight as the Kuseks try to protect their children from the nightmare that follows. The family is vindicated in a successful libel lawsuit, but the story doesn't end there: years later, Lance Kusek and his wife and son are brutally attacked, and the mystery then unfolds as to who committed this coldblooded murder, and are they related to the stunning events of decades earlier?
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, April
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M467
LC item number
H66 2017b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Large type books
  • South Dakota
Label
Home sweet home, April Smith, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Unabridged
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
ocn961802092
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
637 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497369
Lccn
2016055487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1240349
  • (Sirsi) o961802092
  • (OCoLC)961802092
Label
Home sweet home, April Smith, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Unabridged
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
ocn961802092
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
637 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410497369
Lccn
2016055487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1240349
  • (Sirsi) o961802092
  • (OCoLC)961802092

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