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The Shakeress

Author: Kimberley Burton Heuston
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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While searching for her true self and for the way to meet the needs of her personal sense of spirituality, an orphaned teenaged girl joins a Shaker community in mid-nineteenth century New England and learns about a new religion called Mormonism.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley Burton Heuston
ISBN: 9781590785751 1590785754
OCLC Number: 134989327
Description: 207 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Kimberley Heuston.

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While searching for her true self and for the way to meet the needs of her personal sense of spirituality, an orphaned teenaged girl joins a Shaker community in mid-nineteenth century New England and learns about a new religion called Mormonism.

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"An original, intelligent, thought-provoking first novel. . . . Jane Austen might well have admired Heuston's wit - and her willingness to defy conventional expectations, literary or otherwise." Read more...

 
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-10-09) Good Permalink

     More history than historical fiction, this novel  explores the Shaker religion and take a look the Mormon faith as well. Well written.

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