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Mercy train : a novel

Author: Rae Meadows
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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"Samantha{8217}s mother has been dead almost a year when the box arrives on her doorstep. In it, she finds recipe cards, keepsakes, letters{8212}relics of her mother Iris{8217}s past. But as Sam sifts through these family treasures, she uncovers evidence that her grandmother, Violet, had a much more difficult childhood then she could have ever imagined. And Sam, a struggling new mother herself, begins to see her own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rae Meadows
ISBN: 9781250009180 1250009189
OCLC Number: 759913979
Notes: Originally published in hardcover format by Henry Holt and Company under the title Mothers and daughters.
Includes reading group questions.
Description: 258 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Mothers and daughters
Responsibility: Rae Meadows.

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"Samantha{8217}s mother has been dead almost a year when the box arrives on her doorstep. In it, she finds recipe cards, keepsakes, letters{8212}relics of her mother Iris{8217}s past. But as Sam sifts through these family treasures, she uncovers evidence that her grandmother, Violet, had a much more difficult childhood then she could have ever imagined. And Sam, a struggling new mother herself, begins to see her own burdens in a completely different light. Moving from the tempered calm of contemporary Madison, Wisconsin to the seedy underbelly of early twentieth century New York, we come face to face with a haunting piece of America{8217}s past: From 1854 to 1929 orphan trains from New York transported 150,000 to 200,000 destitute, orphaned or abandoned children across the country to find homes on farms in the Midwest."--Www.amazon.com.

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