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Miss Morgan's book brigade : a novel [large print] / Janet Skeslien Charles.

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  • ISBN: 9798885798402
  • Physical Description: 495 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2024.

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Summary, etc.:
1918: As the Great War rages, Jessie Carson takes a leave of absence from the New York Public Library to work for the American Committee for Devastated France. Founded by millionaire Anne Morgan, this group of international women help rebuild devastated French communities just miles from the front. Upon arrival, Jessie strives to establish something that the French have never seen--children's libraries. She turns ambulances into bookmobiles and trains the first French female librarians. Then she disappears. 1987: When NYPL librarian and aspiring writer Wendy Peterson stumbles across a passing reference to Jessie Carson in the archives, she becomes consumed with learning her fate. In her obsessive research, she discovers that she and the elusive librarian have more in common than their work at New York's famed library, but she has no idea their paths will converge in surprising ways across time.
Subject: Large type books.
Carson, Jessie, 1876-1959 > Fiction.
Women librarians > Fiction.
Women philanthropists > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Civilian relief > France > Fiction.
Americans > France > Fiction.
American Committee for Devastated France > Fiction.
Authors > Fiction.
Children's libraries > France > Fiction.
New York Public Library > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
Livres en gros caractères.
Femmes bibliothécaires > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 > Secours aux civils > France > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Écrivains > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Bibliothèques pour enfants > France > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
large print books.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Large print books.

Available copies

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at C.H. Booth Library - Newtown.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC SKE (Text) 34014150623271 Adult New Large Type Checked out 06/07/2024


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