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The Resource The transcriptionist : A Novel., Amy Rowland

The transcriptionist : A Novel., Amy Rowland

Label
The transcriptionist : A Novel.
Title
The transcriptionist
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Amy Rowland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Haunting and provocative . . . Rowland's writing is compelling and masterful." —Delia Ephron, author of The Lion Is In Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City newspaper, but new technology has put most of them out of work. So now Lena, the last transcriptionist, sits alone in a room—a human conduit, silently turning reporters' recorded stories into print—until the day she encounters a story so shocking that it shatters the reverie that has become her life. This exquisite novel, written by an author who spent more than a decade as a transcriptionist at the New York Times, asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language. It is also the story of a woman's effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world. "The Transcriptionist is suffused with prescient insight into journalism, ethics, and alienation . . . A thought provoking, original work." —New York Journal of Books "Rowland seems that rare thing, the naturally gifted novelist . . . [She] deftly maps a very specific kind of urban loneliness, the inner ache of the intelligent, damaged soul who prefers the company of ideas and words to that of people . . . That urge—to make words holy—is at the heart of this novel's strange, sad beauty." —The Washington Post "The Transcriptionist holds many pleasures . . . [and] can be read through many lenses . . . Rowland plays with the notions of truth and reliability . . . Sharp and affecting." —The New York Times Book Review "A strange, mesmerizing novel . . . about the decline of newspapers and the subsequent loss of humanity—and yes, these are related." —Booklist, starred review "Ambitious and fascinating . . . Disturbing and powerful." —Library Journal "Entering the city Rowland creates, with its tightly strung dialogue and soulful, lonely citizens, is a memorable experience." —The Boston Globe "Unforgettable. Written with such delight, compassion, and humanity it's newsworthy."—Alex Gilvarry, author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
Summary
A transcriptionist for a Manhattan newspaper searches for the truth when she learns that a woman she recently met on a bus supposedly committed suicide by jumping into the lion's den at the zoo
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302211
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowland, Amy
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newspapers
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Women employees
  • Communication
  • Listening
  • Newspaper publishers and publishing
  • Lion attacks
  • Social isolation
  • Obsession in women
  • New York City
Target audience
adult
Label
The transcriptionist : A Novel., Amy Rowland
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=300001&titleID=1682196
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0001682196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781616203962
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
616C208B-11C8-4693-8AED-375E627171EE
Label
The transcriptionist : A Novel., Amy Rowland
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=300001&titleID=1682196
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0001682196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781616203962
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
616C208B-11C8-4693-8AED-375E627171EE

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