The Goodbye Season by Marian Hale
  

The Goodbye Season

Written by Marian Hale
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Synopsis

The Goodbye Season by Marian Hale

Mercy Kaplan doesn't want to be like her mother, saddled with crying kids and failing crops for the rest of her life. Mercy longs to be on her own-until her wish comes true in the worst possible way. It is 1918 and a deadly flu epidemic ravages the country, leaving her utterly alone and penniless. Mercy soon finds a job with Mrs. Wilder. But there's something unsettling about the woman, whose brother died under mysterious circumstances. And then there's Daniel, who could sweep a girl off her feet if she isn't careful.

Reviews

The history--of the epidemic and of early feminism--creates a dramatic story, and Mercy's personal struggle for independence is universal. --Booklist

Mercy tells her story in a gentle, cadenced voice filled with youthful hope, simple wisdom and gritty endurance. Perfect similes capture the flavor of Mercy's bittersweet life during the epidemic of 1918. --Kirkus Reviews

[A] compelling, tautly written novel. --School Library Journal



About the Author

Marian Hale is the author of acclaimed historical novels for young adults including The Truth About Sparrows and Dark Water Rising. She lives with her husband, daughter, and grandbabies on the Texas Coast.

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Format

Paperback
304 pages

Author

Marian Hale
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Publisher

Square Fish an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

5th November 2015

ISBN

9781250062857


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