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The magnetic girl : a novel

Author: Jessica Handler
Publisher: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In rural north Georgia two decades after the Civil War, thirteen-year-old Lulu Hurst reaches high into her father's bookshelf and pulls out an obscure book, The Truth of Mesmeric Influence. Deemed gangly and undesirable, Lulu wants more than a lifetime of caring for her disabled baby brother, Leo, with whom she shares a profound and supernatural mental connection. Lulu begins to "captivate" her friends and family,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Named Person: Lulu Hurst; Lulu Hurst
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Handler
ISBN: 9781938235481 1938235487
OCLC Number: 1053134263
Awards: Winner of Best Memoir 2009 (United States)
Commended for Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read 2009 (United States)
Description: 269 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Jessica Handler.

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For fans of Emma Donoghue and Alexander Chee, The Magnetic Girl is set at a time when the emerging presence of electricity raised suspicions about the other-worldly gospel of Spiritualism, and when  Read more...

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Wall Street Journal's Ten Books You'll Want to Read This SpringIndie Next Pick, April 2019 "Handler captures the ambivalence of female adolescence, where the newfound ability to captivate others Read more...

 
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