Leaving Lucy Pear (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Beautifully rendered story of women and motherhood set against the backdrop of 1920s Gloucester, Massachusetts. The characters were nuanced and the storytelling, seamless. This is a book that stuck with me long after the last page. 

— Susan

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One night in 1917, Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle's house in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, Prohibition is in full swing, post-WWI America is in the grips of rampant xenophobia, and Bea's hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. She returns to her uncle's house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness. But she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently reunites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising Bea's abandoned child now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683240945
ISBN-10: 1683240944
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
Publication Date: September 1st, 2016
Pages: 500
Language: English

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