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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoLT F Wise
TitleThe orphan collector / Ellen Marie Wiseman.
AuthorWiseman, Ellen Marie. author.
CollectionF Large Type
Total Circ1
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101899479LT F Wise3/29/2021 Due on 4/27/2021Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781643587608
International Standard Book Number 1643587609
Personal Name Wiseman, Ellen Marie. author.
Title Statement The orphan collector / Ellen Marie Wiseman.
Edition Statement Center Point Large Print edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.
Physical Description 614 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
General Note Includes discussion questions.
General Note Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (page 604).
Summary, Etc. In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia's overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war, an even more urgent threat arrives: the Spanish flu. Funeral crepe and quarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness. When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home, Pia must venture alone into the quarantined city in search of supplies, leaving her baby brothers behind. Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu. Watching Pia leave her brothers alone, Bernice makes a shocking, life-altering decision. It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they're at their most vulnerable, planning to transform the city's orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are "true Americans." Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street, Pia is frantic to return home. Instead, she is taken to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum--the first step in a long and arduous journey. As Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost in the months and years that follow, Pia must confront her own shame and fear, risking everything to see justice--and love--triumph at last.-- Publisher's description.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Large type books.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Justice Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Immigrants Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Orphans Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Orphanages Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Bildungsromans.

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