Silhouette of A Sparrow

Silhouette of A Sparrow

eBook - 2012
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WINNER OF THE MILKWEED PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE WINNER OF THE 2013 PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ALA RAINBOW LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST RECOMMENDED BOOK LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST MINNESOTA BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOREWARD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park?a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she's expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaking. But in the country, Garnet finds herself under the supervision of equally oppressive guardians?her father's wealthy cousin and the matron's stuck-up daughter. Only a liberating job in a hat shop, an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper, and a deep faith in her own fierce heart can save her from the suffocating boredom of traditional femininity.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Milkweed Editions, 2012.
ISBN: 9781571318619
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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emilyc2017
Oct 04, 2017

Inspiring, emotional, romantic, I loved this book!

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Lmye1901
Jun 11, 2017

Cannot get over this book. Written in a beautiful way of both feminism and lesbianism that isn't clique, just a warm friendship and caring for one another.

Sbean1999 Sep 13, 2016

I absolutely adored this book! Incredible writing, interesting chapter structure, and lovable characters, this book has it all!!

k_t Mar 28, 2013

Really refreshing historical fiction with a modern feel - our protagonist is a feminist and environmentalist. A really sweet romance + coming of age story. Recommended for 1920s fans.

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