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Sister Noon

Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: London : Serpents tail, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lizzie Hayes, a member of the San Francisco elite, is a seemingly docile, middle-aged spinster praised for her volunteer work. That is until a spark from the mysterious and ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant liberates her from ruling conventions.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 9781781255490 1781255490
OCLC Number: 909304813
Description: 290 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Karen Joy Fowler.

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Lizzie Hayes, a member of the San Francisco elite, is a seemingly docile, middle-aged spinster praised for her volunteer work. That is until a spark from the mysterious and ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant liberates her from ruling conventions.

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Robust, sly, witty, elegant, unexpected * New York Times Book Review * Fowler's language dazzles * San Francisco Chronicle * In Sister Noon, Karen Joy Fowler recreates a lost world so thrillingly, Read more...

 
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