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Woman 99 / Greer Macallister.

Macallister, Greer, author. (Author).
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  • 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
Fosston Public Library MAC (Text) 33500013010202 New Checked out 09/27/2019
Mahnomen Public Library MAC (Text) 33500013010194 New Checked out 09/25/2019
Hallock Public Library MAC (Text) 35500006138992 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781492665335
  • ISBN: 1492665339
  • Physical Description: pages
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: When Charlotte Smith's wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering her real identity as a privileged young lady of San Francisco society to become a nameless inmate, Woman 99. The longer she stays, the more she realizes that many of the women of Goldengrove aren't insane, merely inconvenient -- and that her search for the truth threatens to dig up secrets that some very powerful people would do anything to keep.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    Charlotte and Phoebe Smith lived pampered lives in bustling San Francisco, filling their days with shopping, social calls, and galas. But although the Gilded Age had much to offer the sisters when it came to high society, the era's ideas and treatments of mental illness were sorely lacking. When Phoebe is committed to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte realizes that she's the only one with the power to bring her back. After faking a suicide attempt and denying her true identity, Charlotte finds herself committed to the same institution as her sister. Though her original plan now seems exponentially harder to pull off, Charlotte knows that she's Phoebe's only chance at a life outside the asylum. Exploring sisterhood, trauma, and the power of shared experience, Woman 99 is an undercover glimpse inside a late nineteenth-century treatment facility. Macallister fearlessly probes the dark corners of the era, exposing barbaric treatments and backward thinking surrounding mental illness. Fans of Yara Zgheib's The Girls at 17 Swann Street (2019) and the novels of Anne Tyler will appreciate Macallister's strong narrative style. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Psychiatric hospital patients > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Psychiatric hospital patients.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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