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A brilliant night of stars and ice, Rebecca Connolly

Label
A brilliant night of stars and ice
Title
A brilliant night of stars and ice
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Connolly
Title variation
Brilliant night of stars and ice
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on the remarkable true story of the Carpathia--the only ship and her legendary captain who answered the distress call of the sinking Titanic. Just after midnight on April 15, 1912, the passenger steamship Carpathia receives a distress signal from the largest passenger liner ever built, RMS Titanic, which is on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. Captain Arthur Rostron is awakened to an enormous maritime emergency with little information to guide his actions in answering the call for help. Is the dire threat to the unsinkable Titanic accurate? His ship is more than four hours away; will Carpathia hold together if pushed to never-before-tested speeds? What if his ship also strikes an iceberg? How many of Titanic's 2,200 passengers will the Carpathia be able to accommodate? And with the freezing temperatures, will there be any survivors by the time the Carpathia arrives? Kate Connolly is excited to join her sister in America and proud to be traveling on the grand Titanic, which was built in her Irish homeland. As a passenger in third-class accommodations, she is among the last to receive instruction and help after Titanic hits an iceberg. Among the chaos of abandoning ship, the chances of her securing a spot in a lifeboat appear grim. With the help of several men, also from Ireland, Kate finally reaches the upper decks and feels lucky to board Lifeboat 13, although no one knows if or when a rescue ship will come. She fears the icy water and wonders if they'll all freeze to death. After seeing their magnificent ship submerge into the abyss, and hearing the cries of hundreds of fellow passengers drowning, it is almost too much to bear and Kate fleetingly thinks succumbing to her ordeal is the easiest escape. Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of Captain Rostron on the Carpathia and Kate Connolly on the Titanic, this historical novel is a compelling, heart-pounding account of two eyewitnesses to an epic disaster. Rostron's heroic and compassionate leadership, his methodical preparations for rescue, and his grit and determination to act honorably and selflessly to save lives and care for the survivors, sets the course for this awe-inspiring story."--
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Connolly, Rebecca
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O54728
LC item number
B76 2022
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rostron, Arthur
  • Connolly, Kate
  • Titanic (Steamship)
  • Ship captains
  • Young women
  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Shipwrecks
Label
A brilliant night of stars and ice, Rebecca Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781629729923
Lccn
2021050307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs, map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1262118849
Label
A brilliant night of stars and ice, Rebecca Connolly
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781629729923
Lccn
2021050307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs, map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1262118849

Library Locations

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