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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library KEL (Text) 33500013372628 New Checked out 04/29/2021
Hawley Public Library KEL (Text) 33500013372636 New On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781524796402
  • ISBN: 1524796409
  • ISBN: 9780593356876
  • ISBN: 059335687X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Sunflower Sisters is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real : As we roamed the neat brick streets of Charleston, past filigreed fences and palmetto trees, the atmosphere so gentle and refined, we never dreamed we'd stumble headlong into hell. Mother, my sister Georgy and I had come from New York City to visit friends. We stepped out to make our morning calls, admiring the pretty houses, one fanlight-windowed vestibule handsomer than the next. We left Mother's ecru cards on the silver trays. Mrs. Charles Woolsey 8 Bervoort Place, New York City"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    Kelly's third foray into the lives of the affluent Woolsey women is as well-researched and engaging as Lilac Girls (2016) and Lost Roses (2019), this time focusing on the American Civil War. Georgeanna (Georgy) Woolsey leaves her privileged life to serve as a Union nurse; Anne-May Wilson is a plantation and slave owner in Maryland whose self-importance draws her into espionage; and Jemma is an enslaved woman on that plantation who is sold and then conscripted into the Union army. Crossing paths with President Lincoln and present at the battle of Gettysburg, Georgy sees the ravages of war and the effects of slavery on her country. Meanwhile, Jemma flees Maryland for New York City, remembering the Woolsey's address from a chance encounter. The family takes her in, fostering her skill for millinery. But Anne-May follows, fleeing accusations of treason and seeking to regain what she considers her stolen property. Drawing on real events and primary sources, Kelly illuminates parts of history infrequently told. Offer it to fans of Marie Benedict, the Civil War era, and readers who enjoy historical fiction starring real people. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls and Lost Roses. She lives in Connecticut, where she spends her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books.

Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Women > Fiction.
Women slaves > Fiction.
Nurses > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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