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The downstairs girl / Stacey Lee.

Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather), author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library Y LEE (Text) 33500013108659 New Checked out 10/02/2019
Moorhead Public Library Y LEE (Text) 33500013108642 New Checked out 09/26/2019
Karlstad LINK Site ya LEE (Text) 35500006202467 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524740955
  • ISBN: 1524740950
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady'"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    *Starred Review* It's 1890 in Atlanta, and Jo Kuan has a secret: she's the anonymous author of the popular, yet polarizing, new agony aunt column "Dear Miss Sweetie." After spending her life living in a secret basement room (a relic of the Underground Railroad) beneath the press offices of The Focus, a newspaper run by the Bell family, she's picked up a masterful vocabulary to match her sharp wit, and the combination proves intoxicating to Atlanta's young ladies. But if anyone found out that a Chinese American teenager was behind the column, she'd be run out of town or worse. Lee (Outrun the Moon, 2016) has concocted another thrilling historical novel, blending stellar plotting and a dynamic cast of characters with well-researched details and sharp commentary on America's history of racism and prejudice. She pulls no punches when it comes to Jo's experiences of being Chinese in the Reconstruction South: a meeting of Atlanta's suffragettes proves unwelcoming despite their claim to want votes for all women, and though there's stirring romance between Jo and the son of the Bell family, Jo acknowledges the difficulties in that path. But best of all is Jo's first-person narrative, which crackles with as much witty wordplay and keen observations as her column. This spectacular, voice-driven novel raises powerful questions about how we understand the past, as well as the ways our current moment is still shaped by that understanding. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stacey Lee is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon, the winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction. She is a fourth-generation Chinese American and a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. Born in Southern California, she graduated from UCLA and then got her law degree at UC Davis King Hall. She lives with her family outside San Francisco. You can visit Stacey at staceyhlee.com. Or follow her on Twitter @staceyleeauthor.

Subject: Household employees > Fiction.
Wealth > Fiction.
Advice columns > Fiction.
Authorship > Fiction.
Chinese Americans > Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Historical fiction.

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