Sister Noon

Sister Noon

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Penguin Putnam
Lizzie Hayes, a member of the San Francisco elite, is a seemingly docile, middle-aged spinster praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies Relief and Protection Society Home, or "The Brown Ark". All she needs is the spark that will liberate her from the ruling conventions. When the wealthy and well-connected, but ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark, Lizzie is drawn to her. It is the beautiful, but mysterious Mary Ellen, an outcast among the women of the elite because of her notorious past and her involvement in voodoo, who will eventually hold the key to unlocking Lizzie's rebellious nature.

Loosely based in historical fact, Sister Noon is a wryly funny, playfully mysterious, and totally subversive novel from this "fine writer" whose "language dazzles" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Baker & Taylor
A historical novel set during the Gilded Age in turn-of-the-century San Francisco chronicles Lizzie Hayes's rebellious odyssey away from the pretensions of the city's social elite and her journey toward liberation and passion, with the help of Mary Ellen Pleasant. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781101659847
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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