Hieroglyphics

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Author(s): Jill McCorkle
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Product Number: Z16831
Released: Jul 28, 2020
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ISBN: #9781980088684
Narrator/s: Xe Sands
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A mesmerizing novel about the burden of secrets carried across generations Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically—lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they’d lost prematurely. Now, after many years in Boston, they have retired in North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries—perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Frank’s repeated visits to Shelley’s house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that she’d rather forget. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember. Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world all around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.

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Hieroglyphics
Product Number: BX00283579
Product Number:C06337
Product Number:Z16831

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CD
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Author(s): Jill McCorkle
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number C06337
Released: Jul 20, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980088509
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Jill McCorkle
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number MP2991
Released: Jul 28, 2020
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ISBN: #9781705001059
eBook
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Author(s): Jill McCorkle
Product Number EB00764486
Released: Jul 28, 2020
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781643750538

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