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Author Wiseman, Ellen Marie, author.

Title The orphan collector [large print] / Ellen Marie Wiseman.

Publication Info. Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Large Print  LP F Wiseman    ---  Available
Edition Center Point Large Print edition.
Description 614 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print rdafs
Note Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 604).
Summary 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.
Chronological Term 1918-1919
Subject Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Orphanages -- Fiction.
Justice -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Justice. (OCoLC)fst00985122
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Orphanages. (OCoLC)fst01048423
Orphans. (OCoLC)fst01048433
Genre/Form Large type books.
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst01726536
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781643587608 (lg. print)
1643587609 (lg. print)

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