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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Wingate, Lisa,
Title: The book of lost friends
Remainder of title: a novel
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781984819888
: (ebook)
: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781984819895
System control number: (DLC)2019051637
System control number: (DLC)21296996
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3573.I53165
Item number: B66 2020
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.54
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Lisa Wingate.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York
Name of publisher: Balentine
Date of publication: 2020
Projected publication date: 2004
: New York :
: Ballantine Books,
: [2020]
Extent: pages ; cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 5/14/20
Purchase price: 28.00
Source of term: gsafd
Genre/form data or focus term: HIstorical fiction.
Main entry heading: Wingate, Lisa,
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Ballantine Group, 2020.
Display text: Online version:
Title: The book of lost friends
Record control number: (DLC) 2019051638
International Standard Book Number: 9781984819895
: Purchase
: 20200429
: Filed under FY20 Loan
: 348774
: East City Bookshop
: Acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: hh20 2020-04-29 TW Situational 1 copy on order for LOAN
: xk15 2019-11-18 (telework)
: xk15 2019-11-18 (telework) to CIP

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