The Resource The book of lost friends, Lisa Wingate

The book of lost friends, Lisa Wingate

Label
The book of lost friends
Title
The book of lost friends
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Wingate
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 cancelling 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
Summary
A modern-day teacher discovers the story of three Reconstruction-era women and how it connects to her own students’ lives
Storyline
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10875016
Cataloging source
YDX
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Wingate, Lisa
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Poverty
  • Families
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of lost friends, Lisa Wingate
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
000067004976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781529408935
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127546795
Label
The book of lost friends, Lisa Wingate
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
000067004976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781529408935
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127546795

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