The orphan collector / Ellen Marie Wiseman

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Material Type
Large Print Book
Author
Wiseman, Ellen Marie,
Publication Info.
Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.
Publication Info.
©2020

Details

Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Description
614 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Physical Medium
large print
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 604).
Summary
In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia's overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war, an even more urgent threat arrives: the Spanish flu. Funeral crepe and quarantine signs appear on doors as victims drop dead in the streets and desperate survivors wear white masks to ward off illness. When food runs out in the cramped tenement she calls home, Pia must venture alone into the quarantined city in search of supplies, leaving her baby brothers behind. Bernice Groves has become lost in grief and bitterness since her baby died from the Spanish flu. Watching Pia leave her brothers alone, Bernice makes a shocking, life-altering decision. It becomes her sinister mission to tear families apart when they're at their most vulnerable, planning to transform the city's orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are "true Americans." Waking in a makeshift hospital days after collapsing in the street, Pia is frantic to return home. Instead, she is taken to St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum--the first step in a long and arduous journey. As Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost in the months and years that follow, Pia must confront her own shame and fear, risking everything to see justice--and love--triumph at last.-- Publisher's description.
Subject
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Orphanages -- Fiction.
Justice -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Immigrants.
Justice.
Large type books.
Orphanages.
Orphans.
Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
Chronological Term
1918-1919
Genre/Form
Large type books.
Bildungsromans.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
ISBN
9781643587608 (hardback : alk. paper)
1643587609 (hardback : alk. paper)