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The borning room

Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Lying at the end of her life in the room where she was born in 1851, Georgina remembers what it was like to grow up on the Ohio frontier. In Georgina's family house in Ohio, there is a room for birthing and a room for dying as the images of life unfold. Georgina remembers her life's "turnings," most of which occurred in the room set aside for giving birth & dying in her grandfather's house in 19th-century rural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile books
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fleischman, Paul.
Borning room.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1991
(OCoLC)555471604
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0060237627 9780060237622 0060237856 9780060237851 0064470997 9780064470995
OCLC Number: 23015682
Notes: "A Charlotte Zolotow book."
Target Audience: "Ages 11 up"--Jacket.
Description: 101 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Paul Fleischman.

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Lying at the end of her life in the room where she was born in 1851, Georgina remembers what it was like to grow up on the Ohio frontier. In Georgina's family house in Ohio, there is a room for birthing and a room for dying as the images of life unfold. Georgina remembers her life's "turnings," most of which occurred in the room set aside for giving birth & dying in her grandfather's house in 19th-century rural Ohio. It's a place where life and love begin, and loss is borne. Mothers give birth in the borning room. The dying take their departure there. Ouside the Lott family's Ohio farmhouse, the Civil War rages, slavery falls, and the world marvels at the wonder of electricity. Inside, within the walls of the borning room, Georgina Lott will experience her life's greatest turnings. Across the years, she discovers womanhood and first love, experiences the mourning that comes with loss, and, as did her mother and grandmother, at last takes her place in the room as another precious life is about to begin. The borning room is a room that figures large in the life of an Ohio farm girl born in 1851. Through its doorway pass the members of a free thinking family, bearing news of the world beyond the window: talk of runaway slaves, the siege of Vicksburg, seances, chloroform, electricity. In this heartfelt and haunting work, an account of one life, one family, and one room widens into a panoramic view of the human seasons and the procession of generations. "From an innovative, highly talented novelist and poet-memorable characters and valuable glimpses of social history in a beautifully crafted novel. Deeply rewarding.

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