The Resource Space : a memoir, Jesse Lee Kercheval

Space : a memoir, Jesse Lee Kercheval

Label
Space : a memoir
Title
Space
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Looking back at a time when America was on the brink of all the big changes coming by way of Apollo 11, The Feminine Mystique, and the Vietnam War, this high-spirited memoir focuses on what it was like back then - for a girl."--BOOK JACKET. "Jesse Lee Kercheval opens her story in 1966 when she was a precocious ten-year-old whose family moved from Washington, D.C., to Cocoa, Florida. Bedroom community to the rocket launchers, Cocoa was a town rising out of a swamp, a city of the future being built out of concrete block and hope. Alligators still wandered across newly paved subdivision streets, and civilization was based on the twin luxuries of central air-conditioning and mosquito control."--BOOK JACKET. "Living in their brand-new house in a brand-new development (called Lunar Heights), the Kerchevals - father, mother, two little girls - tried to ride the Space Race's tide of optimism. But even as the rockets kept going up, the Kercheval family was slowly spiraling down. Father hid out at work while Mother overdosed her depression and Jesse Lee and her sister, Carol, hovered at the edge of the nest, having to try their wings too early and too alone. By the end of the book, America has flown to the moon, but the Kercheval family, weighed down with the realities of life on earth, has crashed."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kercheval, Jesse Lee
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.E558
LC item number
Z47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kercheval, Jesse Lee
  • Women authors, American
  • Girls
  • Outer space
  • Families
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Label
Space : a memoir, Jesse Lee Kercheval
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9781565121461
Lccn
97022537
System control number
  • OCM37187410
  • CARL037187410
Label
Space : a memoir, Jesse Lee Kercheval
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
325 p.
Isbn
9781565121461
Lccn
97022537
System control number
  • OCM37187410
  • CARL037187410

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