We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

The quickening: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
New York : Other Press, c2010.
Physical Desc:
216 pages ; 21 cm.
FICTION Hoover, M.
Enidina Current and Mary Morrow live on neighboring farms in the flat, hard country of the upper Midwest during the early 1900s. This hardscrabble life comes easily to some, like Eddie, who has never wanted more than the land she works and the animals she raises on it with her husband, Frank. But for the deeply religious Mary, farming is an awkward living and at odds with her more cosmopolitan inclinations. Still, Mary creates a clean and orderly home life for her stormy husband, Jack, and her sons, while she adapts to the isolation of a rural town through the inspiration of a local preacher. She is the first to befriend Eddie in a relationship that will prove as rugged as the ground they walk on. Despite having little in common, Eddie and Mary need one another for survival and companionship. But as the Great Depression threatens, the delicate balance of their reliance on one another tips, pitting neighbor against neighbor, exposing the dark secrets they hide from one another, and triggering a series of disquieting events that threaten to unravel not only their friendship but their families as well.
In this luminous and unforgettable debut, Michelle Hoover explores the polarization of the human soul in times of hardship and the instinctual drive for self-preservation by whatever means necessary. The Quickening stands as a novel of lyrical precision and historical consequence, reflecting the resilience and sacrifices required even now in our modern troubled times.
Also in This Series
Call Number
FICTION Hoover, M.
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
1590513460, 9781590513460
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
APA Citation (style guide)

Hoover, M. (2010). The quickening: a novel. New York, Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hoover, Michelle. 2010. The Quickening: A Novel. New York, Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hoover, Michelle, The Quickening: A Novel. New York, Other Press, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hoover, Michelle. The Quickening: A Novel. New York, Other Press, 2010.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeMay 10, 2024 07:27:44 PM
Last File Modification TimeMay 10, 2024 07:28:09 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeMay 20, 2024 02:09:59 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01359cam 2200313 a 4500
008100222s2010    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a 2010005199
020 |a 1590513460
020 |a 9781590513460
035 |a (OCoLC)430839008
040 |a DLC|c DLC|d BTCTA|d YDXCP|d C#P
049 |a JRSA
05000|a PS3608.O6253|b Q53 2010
08200|a 813/.6|2 22
1001 |a Hoover, Michelle.
24514|a The quickening :|b a novel /|c Michelle Hoover.
260 |a New York :|b Other Press,|c c2010.
300 |a 216 p. ;|c 21 cm.
5050 |a Enidina (Summer 1913-Spring 1914) -- Mary (Fall 1909-Fall 1913) -- Enidina (Fall 1918-Fall 1919) -- Mary (Winter 1919) -- Enidina (Winter 1919-Spring 1920) -- Mary (Summer 1920-Spring 1922) -- Enidina (Spring-Fall 1920) -- Mary (Spring 1923-Fall 1925) -- Enidina (Fall 1925-Spring 1933) -- Mary (Spring 1933) -- Enidina (Spring-Summer 1936) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1936-Spring 1937) -- Mary (Summer 1936) -- Enidina (Summer 1937-Fall 1939) -- Mary (Winter 1950).
650 0|a Neighbors|v Fiction.
650 0|a Farm life|v Fiction.
655 0|a Domestic fiction.
907 |a .b20245634
932 |a FICTION Hoover, M.
945 |y .i65472263|i 33029095714309|l cenag|s -|k |u 5|x 0|w 1|v 3|t 0|z 03-12-12|o -
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a cen