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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library C GOH (Text) 33500013372917 New In transit -
Detroit Lakes Public Library C GOH (Text) 33500013372909 New On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781496429711
  • ISBN: 1496429710
  • ISBN: 9781496429728
  • ISBN: 1496429729
  • Physical Description: xv, 431 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, [2020]

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"When Lilliana Swope's beloved mother dies, Lilliana gathers her last ounce of courage and flees her abusive husband for the home of her only living relative in the foothills of No Creek, North Carolina. Though Hyacinth Belvidere hasn't seen Lilliana since she was five, she offers her cherished great-niece a safe harbor. Their joyful reunion inspires plans to revive Aunt Hyacinth's estate and open a public library where everyone is welcome, no matter the color of their skin. Slowly Lilliana finds revival and friendship in No Creek - with precocious eleven-year-old Celia Percy, with kindhearted Reverend Jesse Willard, and with Ruby Lynne Wishon, a young woman whose secrets could destroy both them and the town. When the plans for the library also incite the wrath of the Klan, the dangers of Lilliana's past and present threaten to topple her before she's learned to stand. With war brewing for the nation and for her newfound community, Lilliana must overcome a hard truth voiced by her young friend Celia: Wishing comes easy. Change don't."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 January #1
    In May of 1941, Lilliana, downtrodden by an abusive marriage and heartbroken after the funeral of her mother, falls asleep on a church pew. She wakes up to the sound of her husband pressuring her father to betray her to grow his own fortune, and, to her dismay, her father agrees. She flees from her Philadelphia home to No Creek, NC, where she hopes to find refuge with her elderly Aunt Hyacinth. Hyacinth wholeheartedly accepts her, as do several others in No Creek, although she is still seen as an outsider by many in the tiny community. As Lilliana finds purpose managing Aunt Hyacinth's library, she and her friends face treacherous threats from the KKK, including rape, abuse of all kinds, and extreme violence. Gohlke's efforts to address real-life issues and the evils of racism is laudable and shows religious truths in this Christian historical-fiction novel. Night Bird Calling also interlaces themes of redemption, friendship, and grace, and its depiction of a small southern town, is reminiscent of writings by Lisa Wingate. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Abused women > Fiction.
Aunts > Fiction.
Small cities > Fiction.
Nineteen forties > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
North Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Christian fiction.
Historical fiction.

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