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'Round midnight, Laura McBride

Label
'Round midnight
Title
'Round midnight
Statement of responsibility
Laura McBride
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight is the story of four women--one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness--whose lives change at the Midnight Room. June Stein and her husband open the El Capitan casino in the 1950s, and rocket to success after hiring a charismatic black singer to anchor their nightclub. Their fast-paced lifestyle runs aground as racial tensions mount. Honorata leaves the Philippines as a mail order bride to a Chicago businessman, then hits a jackpot at the Midnight Room when he takes her on a weekend trip to Las Vegas. Engracia, a Mexican immigrant whose lucky find at the Midnight Room leads to heartbreak, becomes enmeshed in Honorata's secret when she opens her employer's door to that Chicago businessman--and his gun. And then there is Coral, an African-American teacher who struggles with her own mysterious past. A favor for Honorata takes her to the Midnight Room, where she hits a jackpot of another kind. Mining the rich territory of motherhood and community, 'Round Midnight is a story that mirrors the social transformation of our nation. Full of passion, heartbreak, heroism, longing, and suspense, it honors the reality of women's lives
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C284
LC item number
R68 2017
Literary form
novels
Label
'Round midnight, Laura McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn952979910
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781501157783
Lccn
2016032682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952979910
Label
'Round midnight, Laura McBride
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn952979910
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781501157783
Lccn
2016032682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)952979910

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