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The Resource Leaving Lucy Pear, Anna Solomon

Leaving Lucy Pear, Anna Solomon

Label
Leaving Lucy Pear
Title
Leaving Lucy Pear
Statement of responsibility
Anna Solomon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One night in 1917 Beatrice Haven creeps out of her uncle's house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, and leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear to tree, and watches as another woman claims the child as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea's hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. She returns to her uncle's house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently reunites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising her abandoned child-now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own. Set against one of America's most turbulent decades, Leaving Lucy Pear delves into questions of class, freedom, and the meaning of family, telling a captivating story
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Solomon, Anna
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Abandoned children
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Family secrets
  • Ann, Cape (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Leaving Lucy Pear, Anna Solomon
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1731159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780349134482
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154541
  • (Sirsi) a154541
Label
Leaving Lucy Pear, Anna Solomon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1731159
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780349134482
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154541
  • (Sirsi) a154541

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