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The Resource The book of lost friends : a novel, Lisa Wingate

The book of lost friends : a novel, Lisa Wingate

Label
The book of lost friends : a novel
Title
The book of lost friends
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wingate
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new novel inspired by little-known historical events: a dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its vital connection to her own students' lives. In her distinctive voice, Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual "Lost Friends" advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold off. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now-destitute plantation; Juneau Jane, her illegitimate free-born Creole half-sister; and Hannie, Lavinia's former slave. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and eight siblings before slavery's end, the pilgrimage westward reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the seemingly limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt--until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, seems suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wingate, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I53165
LC item number
B66 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Poverty
  • Louisiana
Label
The book of lost friends : a novel, Lisa Wingate
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1146545844
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781984819888
Lccn
2019051637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1146545844
Label
The book of lost friends : a novel, Lisa Wingate
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1146545844
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9781984819888
Lccn
2019051637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1146545844

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