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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

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4 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library SHOCKLEE (NEWEST) (Text) 31901004481679 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/16/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496446077
  • ISBN: 1496446070
  • Physical Description: 387 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, [2020]

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"Sixteen-year-old Lorena Leland's dreams of a rich and fulfilling life as a writer are dashed when the stock market crashes in 1929. Seven years into the Great Depression, Rena's banker father has retreated into the bottle, her sister is married to a lazy charlatan and gambler, and Rena is an unemployed newspaper reporter. Eager for any writing job, Rena accepts a position interviewing former slaves for the Federal Writers' Project. There, she meets Frankie Washington, a 101-year-old woman whose honest yet tragic past captivates Rena. As Frankie recounts her life as a slave, Rena is horrified to learn of all the older woman has endured--especially because Rena's ancestors owned slaves. While Frankie's story challenges Rena's preconceptions about slavery, it also connects the two women whose lives are otherwise separated by age, race, and circumstances. But will this bond of respect, admiration, and friendship be broken by a revelation neither woman sees coming?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women journalists > Fiction.
Women slaves > Fiction.
Older women > Fiction.
Slavery > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Intergenerational relations > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Depressions > 1929 > Fiction.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Race relations > Fiction.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Religious fiction.
Historical fiction.

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