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Guilford Smith Library - South Windham F EDG (Text to phone) 24059034050524 Adult Fiction Available -

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"Meet Vera Johnson, the uncommonly resourceful fifteen-year-old illegitimate daughter of Rose, notorious proprietor of San Francisco's most legendary bordello and ally to the city's corrupt politicians. Vera has grown up straddling two worlds - the madam's alluring sphere, replete with tickets to the opera, surly henchmen, and scant morality, and the violent, debt ridden domestic life of the family paid to raise her. On the morning of the great quake, Vera's worlds collide. As the shattered city burns and looters vie with the injured, orphaned, and starving, Vera and her guileless sister, Pie, are cast adrift. Vera disregards societal norms and prejudices and begins to imagine a new kind of life. She collaborates with Tan, her former rival, and forges an unlikely family of survivors. Together they navigate their way beyond disaster."--Publisher.
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Illegitimate children > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 > Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Novels.

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