The book of lost friends : a novel
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New York : Ballantine Books, [2020].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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388 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Uintah County Library - Fiction - Second Floor  1 available
F WINGATE

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English
ISBN
9781984819888 : HRD, 1984819887 : HRD

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).
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"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 poorrural 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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Wingate, L. (2020). The book of lost friends: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books.

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Wingate, Lisa. 2020. The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

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Wingate, Lisa. The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel New York: Ballantine Books, 2020.

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Wingate, Lisa. The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Books, 2020.

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