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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoF McEl
TitleWanting radiance : a novel / Karen Salyer McElmurray.
AuthorMcElmurray, Karen Salyer, 1956- author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101889819F McEl1/12/2021 Due on 2/11/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781949669145
International Standard Book Number 1949669149
Personal Name McElmurray, Karen Salyer, 1956- author.
Title Statement Wanting radiance : a novel / Karen Salyer McElmurray.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Lexington, Kentucky : South Limestone, 2020.
Physical Description xii, 257 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary, Etc. "Miracelle Loving's world comes crashing down when her mother, Ruby, is murdered during a fortune-telling session gone wrong. Not that she had much of a stable world to lose in the first place; the free-spirited mother-daughter duo had never remained in one place for very long. Without the guidance of her mother, Miracelle grows up following the only path she knows, traveling from town to town, sometimes fortune-telling, picking up odd jobs to fill the time and escape the ever-present lostness she can't seem to run far enough away from. Uncertain of what she wants and, indeed, whether she wants anything or anyone at all, the now thirty-something-year-old finds herself working as a card reader in a Knoxville dive bar, selling fictions as futures, when she is confronted with her mother's ghost voice promising to reveal the truth about her shadowy past. Desperate for answers, Miracelle sets out on a magical road trip unlike any other, in search of her own story and a father she's never known. Following snowy highways and backroads, Miracelle stumbles across a museum of oddities and a hole-in-the-road town called Radiant, ultimately wandering into the town of Smyte, where she begins waitressing at the Black Cat Diner. Here, she befriends card-playing has-been Russell Wallen, whom she joins for a series of nighttime adventures, long drives, and after-dark visits to a Holy Roller church. This mythical journey uncovers family secrets and forgotten truths, transforming a familiar story of love and betrayal to reveal the binding power of magic and memory"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fortune-telling Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mothers and daughters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mothers Death Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Family secrets Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Kentucky authors.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Kentucky Authors.
Index Term-Genre/Form Domestic fiction.

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