The Resource The star side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson

The star side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson

Label
The star side of Bird Hill
Title
The star side of Bird Hill
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother, in this stunning debut novel This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live for the summer of 1989 with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother's limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations, accompanies her grandmother in her role as a midwife, and investigates their mother's mysterious life. This tautly paced coming-of-age story builds to a crisis when the father they barely know comes to Bird Hill to reclaim his daughters, and both Phaedra and Dionne must choose between the Brooklyn they once knew and loved or the Barbados of their family. Jackson's Barbados and her characters are singular, especially the wise Hyacinth and the heartbreaking young Phaedra, who is coming into her own as a young woman amid the tumult of her family
Cataloging source
HQB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Naomi A
Dewey number
813.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3610.A3546
LC item number
S73 2015b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miles, Robin
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Sisters
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandparent and child
  • Midwives
  • African Americans
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandparent and child
  • Midwives
  • Sisters
  • Barbados
  • Barbados
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The star side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (7.25 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490675848
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C03730
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919254785
  • 1453228
  • (OCoLC)ocn919254785
  • (Pol)1453228
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The star side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 sound discs (7.25 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781490675848
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C03730
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919254785
  • 1453228
  • (OCoLC)ocn919254785
  • (Pol)1453228
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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