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Sunflower sisters : a novel

Kelly, Martha Hall (author.).

Summary: Georgeanna 'Georgey' Woolsey isn't meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing during a time when doctors considered women on the battlefront a bother. In proving them wrong, she and her sister Eliza venture from New York to Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg and witness the unparalleled horrors of slavery as they become involved in the war effort. In the South, Jemma is enslaved on the Peeler Plantation in Maryland, where she lives with her mother and father. Her sister, Patience, is enslaved on the plantation next door, and both live in fear of LeBaron, an abusive overseer who tracks their every move. When Jemma is sold by the cruel plantation mistress Anne-May at the same time the Union army comes through, she sees a chance to finally escape--but only by abandoning the family she loves. Anne-May is left behind to run Peeler Plantation when her husband joins the Union army and her cherished brother enlists with the Confederates. In charge of the household, she uses the opportunity to follow her own ambitions and is drawn into a secret Southern network of spies, finally exposing herself to the fate she deserves.

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  • ISBN: 9781524796402 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1524796409 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    516 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2021.

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General Note:
Series information from
Prequel to Lilac Girls.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page [511]).
Subject: Enslaved women Fiction
Nurses Fiction
Female friendship Fiction
Slaveholders Fiction
Sisters Fiction
Plantations Maryland Fiction
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Women Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Elkland Area Community Library.


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