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BOOK CLUB FIC JIL
Descript.
8 books (212,18 pages ; 19 cm) + 1 discussion guide & accompanying materials in folder in bag.
Series
Note
The "book club kit" is a canvas bag containing a book discussion folder and multiple copies of one title for reading groups or book club discussions.
Contains: 8 copies of the book plus one book discussion folder that contains an author biography, further readings, summary, and questions for group discussions.
Summary
"In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember--strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become--in the eyes of the law--a kidnapper himself"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780062409218 (pbk.)
0062409212 (pbk.)
Call #
FIC EST
Descript.
400 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary
Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest, or riding on a dusty convoy in Afghanistan. But all that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure: the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deep into Emily's life and the secrets she kept. Indiana, 1861: The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is her own comrades in the Union. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she has been told about the freedom she is supposed to be fighting for.
Subject
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781492664185 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
1492664189
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BOOK CLUB FIC WHI
Descript.
7 books (306 pages; 25 cm.)+ 1 discussion guide & accompanying materials in folder in bag.
Series
Note
The "book club kit" is a canvas bag containing a book discussion folder and multiple copies of one title for reading groups or book club discussions.
Contains: 7 copies of the book plus one book discussion folder that contains an author biography, further readings, summary, and questions for group discussions.
Summary
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
Local Note
NOTE!!: Bag and included items must be returned to the circulation desk and cannot be returned to book drop.
NOTE!! Check-out and check-in process may be longer than normal as items will need to be inventoried.
Subject
Genre
Title
Book club bag [book discussion kit]. The underground railroad
ISBN/ISSN
9780385542364
0385542364
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