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The Resource Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler

Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler

Label
Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel
Title
Home for erring and outcast girls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Julie Kibler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, a remote dot between Dallas and Fort Worth's red-light districts, the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith, training, and rehabilitation to prostitutes, addicts, unwed mothers, and "ruined" girls without forcibly separating mothers from children. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there--one sick and abused, but desperately clinging to her young daughter, the other jilted by the beau who fathered her ailing son--they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths. A centtury later, Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, uncovers the hidden histories of the two troubled women as she stumbles upon the cemetery on the home's former grounds and begins to comb through its archives in her library. Pulled by an indescribable connection, what Cate discovers about their stories leads her to confront her own heartbreaking past, and to reclaim the life she thought she'd let go forever. With great pathos and powerful emotional resonance, Home for Erring and Outcast Girls explores the dark roads that lead us to ruin, and the paths we take to return to ourselves
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Kibler, Julie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Unmarried mothers
  • Women
  • Reformatories for women
  • Female friendship
  • Librarians
Target audience
adult
Label
Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1107791009
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780451499332
Label
Home for erring and outcast girls : a novel, Julie Kibler
Publication
Control code
on1107791009
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780451499332

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