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Author Goldberg, Myla.

Title Wickett's remedy : a novel / Myla Goldberg.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.54 G5643w 2005    ---  Available
 Parsons Fiction  F Goldberg, M.    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 326 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary In a multidimensional, intricately wrought narrative, Myla Goldberg leads us back to Boston in the early part of the twentieth century and into two completely captivating worlds. One is that of Lydia, an Irish American shopgirl with bigger aspirations than your average young woman from South Boston. She seems to be well on her way to the life she has dreamed of when she marries Henry Wickett, a shy medical student and the scion of a Boston Brahmin family. However, soon after their wedding, Henry abruptly quits medical school to create a mail-order patent medicine called Wickett's Remedy, and just as Lydia begins to adjust to her husband's new vocation, the infamous Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 begins its deadly sweep across the world, irrevocably changing their lives.
Subject Irish American women -- Fiction.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Fiction.
Patent medicines -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 0385513240
Standard No. NLGGC 277106184
YDXCP 2207264

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