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Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel / Julie Kibler.

Kibler, Julie, (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at North Texas Library Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Decatur Public Library F KIB (Text) 30007100125433 New Books Checked out 10/02/2019
John Ed Keeter Saginaw Public Library FIC KIB (Text) 30564005590747 New Fiction Checked out 09/26/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451499332
  • ISBN: 0451499336
  • Physical Description: x, 388 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
"In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, a remote dot between Dallas and Fort Worth's red-light districts, the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith, training, and rehabilitation to prostitutes, addicts, unwed mothers, and 'ruined' girls without forcibly separating mothers from children. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there--one sick and abused, but desperately clinging to her young daughter, the other jilted by the beau who fathered her ailing son--they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths. A century later, Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, uncovers the hidden histories of the two troubled women as she stumbles upon the cemetery on the home's former grounds and begins to comb through its archives in her library. Pulled by an indescribable connection, what Cate discovers about their stories leads her to confront her own heartbreaking past, and to reclaim the life she thought she'd let go forever. With great pathos and powerful emotional resonance, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls explores the dark roads that lead us to ruin, and the paths we take to return to ourselves."--Provided by publisher.
In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is a beacon of hope for young women consigned to the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith, training, and rehabilitation to prostitutes, addicts, unwed mothers, and "ruined" girls without forcibly separating mothers from children. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there, they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths. A century later Cate Sutton, a university librarian, uncovers their stories, and is led her to confront her own heartbreaking past. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Unmarried mothers > Fiction.
Women > Institutional care > Fiction.
Reformatories for women > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Epistolary.
Female friendship.
Reformatories for women.
Unmarried mothers.
Women > Institutional care.
Women librarians.
Texas.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
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