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The Resource Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler

Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler

Label
Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel
Title
Home for erring and outcast girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julie Kibler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, a remote dot between Dallas and Fort Worth's red-light districts, the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith, training, and rehabilitation to prostitutes, addicts, unwed mothers, and "ruined" girls without forcibly separating mothers from children. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there -- one sick and abused, but desperately clinging to her young daughter, the other jilted by the beau who fathered her ailing son -- they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths. A century later, Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, uncovers the hidden histories of the two troubled women as she stumbles upon the cemetery on the home's former grounds and begins to comb through its archives in her library. Pulled by an indescribable connection, what Cate discovers about their stories leads her to confront her own heartbreaking past, and to reclaim the life she thought she'd let go forever. With great pathos and powerful emotional resonance, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls explores the dark roads that lead us to ruin, and the paths we take to return to ourselves.--
Summary
Inspired by historical events, a follow-up to the best-selling Calling Me Home follows the deep friendship between two women at an early 20th-century rehabilitation home for cast-out single mothers, and the reclusive librarian who discovers their story a century later
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785386
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kibler, Julie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Women
  • Reformatories for women
  • Female friendship
  • Librarians
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler
Instantiates
Publication
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
000065464828
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780451499332
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019027300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096304440
Label
Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler
Publication
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
000065464828
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780451499332
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2019027300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096304440

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