All WCPL locations are closed through April 30, 2020. During this time you will not be able to place new holds on physical materials. If you have holds on the shelf, they will be held until we reopen. Discover an array of library resources you can access from home, available anytime.

The book of speculation: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(4)
3 star
 
(5)
2 star
 
(5)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9781250054807
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID90e99eae-1831-351c-1bca-61ee06099689
Grouping Titlebook of speculation
Grouping Authorswyler erika
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-03-31 07:27:07AM
Last Indexed2020-04-04 07:41:27AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorSwyler, Erika
author_displaySwyler, Erika
available_at_catalogAthens Drive Community
Cameron Village Regional
Cary Community
East Regional
Green Road Community
Middle Creek Community
North Regional
Southeast Regional
Wake Forest Community
collection_catalogAdult Fiction
detailed_location_catalogAthens Drive Community - Adult Fiction
Cameron Village Regional - Adult Fiction
Cary Regional - Adult Fiction
East Regional - Adult Fiction
Green Road Community - Adult Fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction
Middlecreek Community - Adult Fiction
North Regional - Adult Fiction
Remote Storage - Adult Fiction
Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
Wake Forest Community - Adult Fiction
display_description"Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home--a house, perched on the edge of a bluff, that is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards, and seldom calls. On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious package from an antiquarian bookseller. The book tells the story of Amos and Evangeline, doomed lovers who lived and worked in a traveling circus more than two hundred years ago. The paper crackles with age as Simon turns the yellowed pages filled with notes, sketches, and whimsical flourishes; and his best friend and fellow librarian, Alice, looks on in increasing alarm. Why does his grandmother's name, Verona Bonn, appear in this book? Why do so many women in his family drown on July 24? Could there possibly be some kind of curse on his family--and could Enola, who has suddenly turned up at home for the first time in six years, risk the same fate in just a few weeks? In order to save her--and perhaps himself--Simon must try urgently to decode his family history while moving on from the past. The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books and family and magic"--
format_catalogBook
format_category_catalogBooks
id90e99eae-1831-351c-1bca-61ee06099689
isbn9781250054807
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:6998825577457North Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6998826029717East Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6998825595694East Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6998825595702Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825595686North Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6998825577463Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825595697North Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseChecked outNOR
ils:6998825595687Cary Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6998825595691Cary Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6998825577461Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825595690Athens Drive Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfADR
ils:6998825577454Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825813050Southeast Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfSER
ils:6998826227429Cary Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6998825813054Middlecreek Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfMID
ils:6998825813052Wake Forest Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfWAK
ils:6998825577465Green Road Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfGRE
ils:6998825577459Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825577462Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825595701East Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6998825595700Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825595689Cameron Village Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfCAM
ils:6998826227428Middlecreek Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfMID
ils:6998825577456Middlecreek Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfMID
ils:6998825595692Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825813051Remote Storage - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfLAB
ils:6998825595688East Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6998825595698Holly Springs Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseChecked outHSP
ils:6998826018501North Regional - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfNOR
ils:6998825595699Wake Forest Community - Adult FictionSWYLER1falsefalseOn ShelfWAK
last_indexed2020-04-04T11:41:27.74Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogSWYLER
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogAthens Drive Community
Cameron Village Regional
Cary Community
East Regional
Green Road Community
Holly Springs Community
Middle Creek Community
North Regional
Southeast Regional
Wake Forest Community
primary_isbn9781250054807
publishDate2015
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:699882BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishSt. Martin's Press, 2015.viii, 339 pages ; 25 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:6998825577457On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998826029717On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595694On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595702On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595686On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577463On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595697Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595687On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595691On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577461On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595690On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577454On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825813050On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998826227429On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825813054On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825813052On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577465On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577459On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577462On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595701On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595700On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595689On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998826227428On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825577456On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595692On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825813051On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595688On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595698Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998826018501On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6998825595699On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetBooks and reading -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Librarians -- Fiction
title_displayThe book of speculation : a novel
title_fullThe book of speculation : a novel / Erika Swyler, with illustrations by the author
title_shortThe book of speculation
title_suba novel
topic_facetBooks and reading
Family secrets
Librarians