The constant heart

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9781619020238
9781619020986
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e242f3ec-2396-472d-3855-37a3c5318e26
Grouping Title constant heart
Grouping Author nova craig
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-26 07:30:15AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-26 07:40:56AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Nova, Craig
author_display Craig Nova
available_at_catalog Cary Community, East Regional, Middle Creek Community, North Regional, Southeast Regional
collection_catalog Adult Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Cary Community - Adult Fiction, East Regional - Adult Fiction, Middlecreek Community - Adult Fiction, North Regional - Adult Fiction, Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction
display_description "Honor, destiny, caprice, oblivion—Nova's novel parlays them all into a life-and-death struggle" in this New Yorker Best Book Pick (The Seattle Times).

What does it mean to be a decent man? To love well, with fidelity and constancy? These are the lessons posed in this emotional metaphysical thriller by "one of our most original, brilliant, disturbing writers, who's so fierce he'll take on anything. Here—dark energy: of love, of the cosmos, and of the interrelationship between the two" (The New Yorker).

They are also lessons that Jason Brady, a wildlife biologist, tries to impart to his son, often on fishing trips to their beloved Furnace Creek. Bound up in the laws of Einstein's theories, these lessons will ultimately influence Jake's own career as an astronomer. Together both father and son strive to conquer their greatest challenges: marital infidelity, professional setbacks, and especially, Jake's long term, passionate obsession with his childhood crush—a devilish wild-card named Sara who has what it takes to unbalance Jack's world from its orbit in one shocking twist of fate.
"[A] meditative, philosophical, and beautifully realized novel about the nature of embattled American manhood" (Library Journal) by "one of our great novelists" (Dennis Lehane), The Constant Heart celebrates the bonds of father and son while exploring the intensity of love and the profound attachments between human beings, even at their most imperiled. "If you haven't read Craig Nova, the loss is yours" (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post).
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id e242f3ec-2396-472d-3855-37a3c5318e26
isbn 9781619020238, 9781619020986
item_details ils:669171|5007089|East Regional - Adult Fiction|NOVA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ERL||, ils:669171|5007090|Southeast Regional - Adult Fiction|NOVA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SER||, ils:669171|5007091|North Regional - Adult Fiction|NOVA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, ils:669171|5007093|Cary Community - Adult Fiction|NOVA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CRY||, ils:669171|5007094|Middlecreek Community - Adult Fiction|NOVA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MID||, ils:669171|5007095|North Regional - Adult Fiction|NOVA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, overdrive:c9d92ff4-5bd2-496a-8035-fe83c30bcf77|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2019-03-26T11:40:56.558Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog NOVA
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog Cary Community, East Regional, Middle Creek Community, North Regional, Southeast Regional
primary_isbn 9781619020238
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:669171|Book|Books||English|Counterpoint,|[2012]|326 pages ; 22 cm, overdrive:c9d92ff4-5bd2-496a-8035-fe83c30bcf77|eBook|eBook||English|Counterpoint Press|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:669171 5007094 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:669171 5007091 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:669171 5007095 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:669171 5007090 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:669171 5007089 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:669171 5007093 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:c9d92ff4-5bd2-496a-8035-fe83c30bcf77 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Families -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
title_display The constant heart
title_full The Constant Heart, The constant heart / Craig Nova
title_short The constant heart
title_sub
topic_facet Families, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Literature