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The book of lost friends : a novel

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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 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"--

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Arcade Free Library FIC WINGA (Text)
Adult New Materials
52112300444353
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC WIN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300207442
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Wingate (Text)
New Materials
52116300756088
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Eagle Free Library - Bliss FIC WIN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52137300139182
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Gorham Free Library FIC WINGATE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300207284
Available
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Livonia Public Library FIC WIN (Text)
Adult New
52140300588234
Checked out
07/20/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library FIC WIN (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300661577
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Mount Morris Library Fic Win (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300276992
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Naples Library FIC WIN (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300388928
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library FIC WIN (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300888916
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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