The Undertow
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
ISBN:
9780307958365
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

The American debut of an enthralling new voice: a vivid, indelibly told work of fiction that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century--a novel about inheritance, about fate and passion, and about what it means to truly break free of the past.This is the story of the Hastings family--their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks--captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the First World War and the present. The novel opens in 1914 as William, a young factory worker, spends one last evening at home before his departure for the navy . . . His son, Billy, grows into a champion cyclist and will ride into the D-Day landings on a military bicycle . . . His son in turn, Will, struggles with a debilitating handicap to become an Oxford professor in the 1960s . . . And finally, young Billie Hastings makes a life for herself as an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names echo down through the family, so too does the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Street Date:
05/15/2012
Language:
English
ASIN:
B0067TGSFE
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Jo Baker. (2012). The Undertow. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jo Baker. 2012. The Undertow. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jo Baker, The Undertow. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jo Baker. The Undertow. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
8ee5269b-4803-8004-2e39-40bfe1aa628e
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Oct 10, 2014 12:09:22
Date Updated:
Nov 18, 2017 01:59:57
Last Metadata Check:
Sep 15, 2019 07:07:37
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 05, 2019 17:39:56
Last Availability Check:
Sep 15, 2019 07:07:38
Last Availability Change:
Jan 14, 2019 13:19:46
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Sep 17, 2019 01:45:53

OverDrive Product Record

id
a8b2407b-edcd-4cd5-9d03-560cd857b644
primaryCreator
    • name: Jo Baker
    • role: Author
starRating
3.3
title
The Undertow
crossRefId
671510
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • value: 0307957098
      • type: ISBN
sortTitle
Undertow
images
    • cover300Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img400.jpg
    • cover:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img100.jpg
    • thumbnail:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img200.jpg
    • cover150Wide:
        • type: image/jpeg
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img150.jpg
dateAdded
2012-09-07T10:34:41.727-04:00
contentDetails
      • account:
          • id: 1636
          • name: Rangeview Library District (CO)
      • type: text/html
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=357&titleID=671510
mediaType
eBook
formats
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780307958365
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 214630
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • value: B0067TGSFE
            • type: ASIN
            • value: 214630
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • identifiers:
            • value: 9780307958365
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 214630
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
      • name: OverDrive Read

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/{A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: Undertow9780307958365
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 2338602
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307958365
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 214630
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 05/15/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/Undertow9780307958365.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Undertow9780307958365
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B0067TGSFE
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 214630
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 05/15/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/Undertow9780307958365.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: Undertow9780307958365
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780307958365
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 214630
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 05/15/2012
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-epub-adobe
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0111-1/A8B/240/7B/Undertow9780307958365.epub
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A8B2407B-EDCD-4CD5-9D03-560CD857B644&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
keywords
      • value: Cold war
      • value: family
      • value: relationships
      • value: World War II
      • value: Friendship
      • value: literary fiction
      • value: War
      • value: World War Two
      • value: Historical
      • value: romance
      • value: contemporary fiction
      • value: Fiction
      • value: novels
      • value: classic
      • value: Saga
      • value: marriage
      • value: love
      • value: ww2
      • value: Military
      • value: german
      • value: mystery
      • value: Drama
      • value: Modern
      • value: England
      • value: art
      • value: Adventure
      • value: french
      • value: WWII
      • value: espionage
      • value: Military Fiction
      • value: Dutch
      • value: Vietnam War
      • value: Aviation
      • value: survival
      • value: Family Saga
      • value: World War 2
      • value: World War I
      • value: literature
      • value: fiction books
      • value: historical books
      • value: historical fiction novels
      • value: military books
      • value: war books
      • value: historical fiction books
      • value: realistic fiction books
      • value: books fiction
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Baker, Jo
      • bioText:

        Jo Baker was born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford and Belfast. The Undertow is her first publication in the United States. She is the author of three previous novels published in the United Kingdom: Offcomer, The Mermaid's Child, and The Telling. She lives in Lancaster.



      • name: Jo Baker
imprint
Knopf
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDate
2012-05-15T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
05/15/2012
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 0307957098
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription

The American debut of an enthralling new voice: a vivid, indelibly told work of fiction that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century--a novel about inheritance, about fate and passion, and about what it means to truly break free of the past.

This is the story of the Hastings family--their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks--captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the First World War and the present. The novel opens in 1914 as William, a young factory worker, spends one last evening at home before his departure for the navy . . . His son, Billy, grows into a champion cyclist and will ride into the D-Day landings on a military bicycle . . . His son in turn, Will, struggles with a debilitating handicap to become an Oxford professor in the 1960s . . . And finally, young Billie Hastings makes a life for herself as an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names echo down...

isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Undertow
fullDescription

The American debut of an enthralling new voice: a vivid, indelibly told work of fiction that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century--a novel about inheritance, about fate and passion, and about what it means to truly break free of the past.

This is the story of the Hastings family--their secrets, their loves and losses, dreams and heartbreaks--captured in a seamless series of individual moments that span the years between the First World War and the present. The novel opens in 1914 as William, a young factory worker, spends one last evening at home before his departure for the navy . . . His son, Billy, grows into a champion cyclist and will ride into the D-Day landings on a military bicycle . . . His son in turn, Will, struggles with a debilitating handicap to become an Oxford professor in the 1960s . . . And finally, young Billie Hastings makes a life for herself as an artist in contemporary London. Just as the names echo down through the family, so too does the legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

sortTitle
Undertow
crossRefId
671510
popularity
202
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BFQAAAA2k/products/a8b2407b-edcd-4cd5-9d03-560cd857b644/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
a8b2407b-edcd-4cd5-9d03-560cd857b644
starRating
3.2