The binding : a novel
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New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019].
Format
Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
435 pages ; 24 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult  1 available
Fiction Collins, B
Oliver La Farge - Adult  1 available
Fiction Collins, B
Southside - Adult  1 available
Fiction Collins, B

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Language
English
ISBN
9780062838094, 0062838091

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Originally published as The Binding in the United Kingdom in 2019 by The Borough Press.
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"In the tradition of Sarah Waters, Helene Wecker, and Jessie Burton, an atmospheric and mystery-laden historical novel set within a magical world where books are not stories but the repository of individual lives. Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder -- a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman's watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there's something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there's something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor's workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored. But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends -- and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten. An unforgettable novel of enchantment, mystery, memory, and forbidden love, The Binding is a beautiful homage to the allure and life-changing power of books -- and a reminder to us all that knowledge can be its own kind of magic."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Collins, B. (2019). The binding: a novel (First U.S. edition.). William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Collins, Bridget. 2019. The Binding: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Collins, Bridget. The Binding: A Novel New York, N.Y.: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Collins, Bridget. The Binding: A Novel First U.S. edition., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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