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Prince Rupert Library Math (Text) 33294001825660 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781443410762 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9781443423465 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 1443423467 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 9781443410779
  • Physical Description: 243 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, c2013.

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"In 1923, 17-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia for Philadelphia, where, though her first two babies die because she can't afford medicine, she keeps nine children alive with old southern remedies and sheer love. Saddled with a husband who brings her nothing but disappointment, she prepares her children for a world she knows will not be kind to them. A searing portrait of an unforgettable family, an emotionally transfixing drama of human striving in the face of insurmountable adversity and a ferocious vision of humanity at its most threadbare and elemental."--Publisher.
Subject: Urban poor > Fiction.
Women, Black > Fiction.
Coping with hardship > Fiction.
Mothers, Black > Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Black fiction.
Historical fiction.
First novel.

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