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StatusChecked Out
TitleThe book of lost friends : a novel / Lisa Wingate.
AuthorWingate, Lisa, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
Reserve Item


Call NoBarcodeLocationCirc Status
FIC WINt158578005StMarysDue on 11/18/2022
AF WIN11585300001794RidgwayDue on 12/14/2020
AF WIN11587000001425WilcoxAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781984819888
International Standard Book Number 1984819887
Personal Name Wingate, Lisa, author.
Title Statement The book of lost friends : a novel / Lisa Wingate.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
Physical Description pages ; cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Index Term-Genre/Form HIstorical fiction.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Wingate, Lisa, The book of lost friends New York : Ballantine Group, 2020. 9781984819895 (DLC) 2019051638

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