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>> Book Stats:
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Genre (s): Young Adult,Historical Fiction
Pages: 360 (Paperback)
Series: Stand – Alone
A Winter 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection.
The last thing eighteen-year-old Wilhelmina “Willa” MacCarthy wants is to be a nun. It’s 1936, and as the only daughter amongst four sons, her Irish–Catholic family is counting on her to take her vows—but Willa’s found another calling. Each day she sneaks away to help Doctor Katherine Winston in her medical clinic in San Francisco’s Richmond District.
Keeping secrets from her family only becomes more complicated when Willa agrees to help the doctor at a field hospital near the new bridge being built over the Golden Gate. Willa thinks she can handle her new chaotic life, but as she draws closer to a dashing young ironworker and risks grow at the bridge, she discovers that hiding from what she truly wants may be her biggest lie of all.
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Prize: 5 copies of ACROSS A BROKEN SHORE by Amy Trueblood (US only).
Finishes: November 21st 2019
>> About the Author <<
Amy Trueblood grew up in California only ten minutes from Disneyland which sparked an early interest in storytelling. As the youngest of five, she spent most of her time trying to find a quiet place to curl up with her favorite books. After graduat-ing from the University of Arizona with a degree in journalism, she worked in enter-tainment in Los Angeles before returning to work in Arizona.
Fueled by good coffee and an awesome Spotify playlist, you can often find Amy blogging and writing. Nothing But Sky, a 2018 Junior Library Guild selection,is her first novel.
Question to Amy from To All The Books I’ve Read Before:
To All The Books I’ve Read Before: “If there was one thing you would like for your readers to take away from this novel, what would it be?”
Amy: “Historical is an odd genre in the world of Young Adult fiction. You’re not creating new worlds, developing an exciting magic system, or spinning out an intense mystery. Instead, you’re trying to use aspects of the past to bring a story to life. What is extraordinary is that even though a book like mine takes place over eighty years ago, there are still elements that reverberate in the twenty-first century: sexism, racism, immigration. In telling Willa’s story, I wanted to illustrate that risks are worth taking in order to follow your dreams. Even if your family or society may not approve, that doesn’t mean you cast your goals aside. You fight for what you want and hopefully with time and patience those around you will recognize your passion and learn to support you.”
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