Bicycle days: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
When Alec Stern arrives in Japan, he discovers a land of opportunity. For only in Tokyo could an impressionable young man fresh out of college find, in one stroke, a new job, a new family, and a society that lavishes attention on Japanese-speaking gaijin . Yet, even as Alec claims a place in this new world, he is haunted by memories of the one he left behind--a world once infinitely secure but which disintegrated with the breakup of his parents' marriage. In this incandescently observed novel, John Burnham Schwartz introduces readers to one of the most appealing protagonists in contemporary fiction while enchanting them with the keenness of his eye and the aptness of his voice. Through its exquisitely rendered scenes--a fishing trip of Zen-like serenity; a night at a sex club where giggling businessmen dive into the action--and vividly imagined characters--the laughing mother who taught Alec to ride a bicycle; the beautiful sad Japanese woman who teaches him how to love-- Bicycle Days surprises, moves, and enlightens us as very few books do.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID de547f35-eee5-e765-5f2b-dd1a685fc7f3
Grouping Title bicycle days
Grouping Author schwartz john burnham
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-22 01:41:14AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-22 08:22:18AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author John Burnham Schwartz
author_display Schwartz, John Burnham
available_at_steamboatlibrary SSCL Bud Werner Library
collection_steamboatlibrary On Order
detailed_location_steamboatlibrary Online OverDrive Collection, SSCL Bud Sojourn Room, Steamboat Springs Community Libraries On Order
display_description Alec Stern's successful new life in Japan forces him to reflect on the memories of his family and life back in the United States.
format_category_steamboatlibrary Books, eBook
format_steamboatlibrary Book, eBook
id de547f35-eee5-e765-5f2b-dd1a685fc7f3
isbn 037570275, 9780307787521, 9780375702754
item_details ils:.b59319197|.i124893065|SSCL Bud Sojourn Room|SOJOURN SCHWARTZ 2019|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ssbls||, ils:.b59319197|.i124893077|SSCL Bud Sojourn Room|SOJOURN SCHWARTZ 2019|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||ssbls||, ils:.b59319197|.i124893089|SSCL Bud Sojourn Room|SOJOURN SCHWARTZ 2019|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||ssbls||, ils:.b59319197|.o10687488|Steamboat Springs Community Libraries On Order|ON ORDER|||2|true|false|||||On Order||ssbls||, ils:.b59319197|.o10690712|Steamboat Springs Community Libraries On Order|ON ORDER|||1|true|false|||||On Order||ssbls||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|12|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|14|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|15|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|16|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|18|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|20|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|23|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|27|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|30|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|33|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|35|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|36|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|3|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|4|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|5|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|6|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|7|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|8|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|9|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|0|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_steamboatlibrary , Adult fiction
last_indexed 2019-03-22T14:22:18.822Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_steamboatlibrary ON ORDER, Online OverDrive, SOJOURN SCHWARTZ 2019
local_time_since_added_steamboatlibrary 2 Months, Month, Quarter, Six Months, Year
owning_library_steamboatlibrary Steamboat Springs Community Libraries, Steamboat Springs Community Libraries On Order, Steamboat Springs Community Libraries Online
owning_location_steamboatlibrary Online OverDrive Collection, SSCL Bud Werner Library, SSCL Bud Werner Library On Order
primary_isbn 037570275
publishDate 1999, 2011
record_details ils:.b59319197|Book|Books|1st Vintage contemporaries ed.|English|Vintage Books,|1999.|253 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_steamboatlibrary
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b59319197 .o10687488 On Order On Order false false true false false true
ils:.b59319197 .i124893077 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true 32, 33, 34, 35, 51, 52, 53, 54, 31
ils:.b59319197 .o10690712 On Order On Order false false true false false true
ils:.b59319197 .i124893065 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 32, 33, 34, 35, 51, 52, 53, 54, 31
ils:.b59319197 .i124893089 Checked Out In Transit false false true false false true 32, 33, 34, 35, 51, 52, 53, 54, 31
overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:1d4b5c67-5970-47f4-9a7a-c862f083eb95 14 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
series Vintage Contemporaries
series_with_volume Vintage Contemporaries|
subject_facet Americans, Americans -- Fiction, Americans -- Japan -- Fiction, Fiction, Japan
title_display Bicycle days : a novel
title_full Bicycle Days, Bicycle days : a novel / John Burnham Schwartz
title_short Bicycle days :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Americans, Fiction, Literature