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The binding : a novel / Bridget Collins.

Collins, Bridget (author.).

Available copies

  • 15 of 33 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

1 current hold with 33 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
East Asheville Library F COL (Text) 0020512205335 Adult New Fiction In transit -
East Regional Library F COLLINS (Text) 31781065306092 Adult Fiction Available -
Edneyville Branch COL / Fantasy (Text) 33258008895869 Adult New Fiction Checked out 08/24/2019
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library F Col (Text) 30308101213701 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/05/2019
Goldsboro Library F COL (Text) 900000000822875 Adult New Fiction Reshelving -
Haywood County Main Library F Collins (Text) 33115007668138 Adult New Fiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch COL / Fantasy (Text) 33258008895877 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hudson (Caldwell) F COLLINS Bridget (Text) 50669012561214 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/28/2019
Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library COLLINS (Text) 39149007873722 Adult Fiction Available -
Lee County Main Library FIC COLLINS (Text) 33262003260471 New Materials-Books Checked out 09/06/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062838094
  • ISBN: 0062838091
  • Physical Description: 435 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019].

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Bookbinders > Fiction.
Apprentices > Fiction.
Books and reading > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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