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Brookland

Author: Emily Barton
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, firmly established as the owner of an enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream. Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the beautifully written story of a woman with a vision: a gargantuan
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Barton
ISBN: 0374116903 9780374116903
OCLC Number: 60605200
Description: 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Emily Barton.
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"Since her girlhood, Prudence Winship has gazed across the tidal straits from her home in Brooklyn to the city of Manhattan and yearned to bridge the distance. Now, firmly established as the owner of an enormously successful gin distillery she inherited from her father, she can begin to realize her dream. Set in eighteenth-century Brooklyn, this is the beautifully written story of a woman with a vision: a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry to span the East River. With the help of her sisters--high-spirited Tem and silent, uncanny Pearl--Prue fires the imaginations of the people of Brooklyn and New York by promising them easy passage between their two worlds."--Publisher's website.

"The remarkable story of a determined and intelligent woman in eighteenth-century Brooklyn who is consumed by a vision of a bridge, a gargantuan construction of timber and masonry she devises to cross the East River in a single magnificent span."--Jacket.

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