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The Resource What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl, Katherine Dykstra

What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl, Katherine Dykstra

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What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl
Title
What happened to Paula
Title remainder
on the death of an American girl
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Dykstra
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting investigation into a cold case asks how much control women have over their bodies and the direction of their lives. In July 1970, eighteen-year-old Paula Oberbroeckling left her house in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and never returned. A cold case for fifty years, Paula's story had been largely forgotten when Katherine Dykstra began looking for answers. A woman was dead. Why had no one been held responsible? How could a community give up and move on? Could there ever be justice for Paula? Tracing the knowns and unknowns, Dykstra discovers a girl who was hemmed in by the culture of the late 1960s, when women's rights had been brought to the fore but had little practical bearing on actual lives. The more she learns about Paula, the more parallels Dykstra finds in the lives of the women who knew Paula, the lives of the women in her own family, and even in her own life. Captivating and expertly crafted, What Happened to Paula is a timely, powerful look at gender, autonomy, and the cost of being a woman"--
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Writing style
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10963994
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dykstra, Katherine
Dewey number
363.25/95230977762
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oberbroeckling, Paula
  • Murder
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Young women
  • Pregnant teenagers
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
on the death of an American girl
Label
What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl, Katherine Dykstra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The crime -- An inheritance -- The girl -- Her birthright -- Her coming of age -- The black boyfriend -- The detective -- The city -- The white boyfriend -- The timeline -- The flood -- The double bind -- Her options -- The phone call -- The true crime -- The Paulas -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 291 pages
Isbn
9780393651980
Lccn
2020053663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1196172808
Label
What happened to Paula : on the death of an American girl, Katherine Dykstra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The crime -- An inheritance -- The girl -- Her birthright -- Her coming of age -- The black boyfriend -- The detective -- The city -- The white boyfriend -- The timeline -- The flood -- The double bind -- Her options -- The phone call -- The true crime -- The Paulas -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 291 pages
Isbn
9780393651980
Lccn
2020053663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1196172808

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