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Book of lost friends

Book of lost friends
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0004412657 Win
Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . Available .  
S0008043206 F Win
Adult Fiction   Narrandera Mobile Library . Automatically Renewed . 6 Aug 2021
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Field name Details
ISBN 9781529408935
Call Number F Win
Author Wingate, Lisa
Title Book of lost friends
Place of production London : Quercus, 2020
©2020
Notes Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest. They head for Texas along dangerous roads rife with ruthless vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For heiresses Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and 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 the perfect ticket to canceling her hefty student debt. Benny finds herself teaching students whose poverty-stricken lives she can scarcely comprehend. Augustine, Louisiana, is impossibly set in its ways, suspicious of new ideas and new people. Stagnant. But amid the gnarled live oaks and ancient plantation homes lies the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything. A heart-wrenching novel inspired by little-known historical events, based on actual Lost Friends advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones, lost to them when their families were sold off.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Quests (Expeditions)
Poverty
Families
Young women Louisiana
Heiresses
Books
Teachers
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Texas
Genre Historical
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