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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Family Life
  • Language:English
  • Pages:240
  • eBook ISBN:9780979882487

Almost Lost, Nearly Found

A Novel of Sisters and Secrets

by Nancy Hammerslough

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Overview
In a small Midwest town at the end of World War II, the Rubinson girls are governed by the strict unwritten rules of their time and place, although Peggy, the younger sister, steals from Victory Gardens, guiltily shoplifts her family's Christmas presents, hopes someone tall will ask her for a date, and befriends a girl whose family has escaped the Holocaust. Her life is suddenly changed by a disaster to her beautiful, beloved older sister, and both of them need to keep secrets from everyone, even themselves.
Description
In a small Midwest town at the end of World War II, the Rubinson girls are governed by the strict unwritten rules of their time and place, although Peggy, the younger sister, steals from Victory Gardens, guiltily shoplifts her family's Christmas presents, hopes someone tall will ask her for a date, and befriends a girl whose family has escaped the Holocaust. Her life is suddenly changed by a disaster to her beautiful, beloved older sister, and both of them need to keep secrets from everyone, even themselves. This is a story of two sisters, in the 1940's, the time historians say when we lost our innocence.The story ranges from a small Midwest town to New York and a hard-working farm in Minnesota. The sisters follow all the rules for "nice" girls but those rules fail to protect the older sister, a beautiful high school homecoming queen. Both sisters have secret lives what would destroy them if they were known, and the girls must make peace with those secrets as they come of age.
About the author
In an earlier life, Nancy Hammerslough taught anthropology and founded a company that publishes archaeological slides for college and museum teaching. She photographed major archaeological sites and their artifacts all over the world. She also produced and co-wrote for public television "The Outlivers," an Emmy award-winning historical documentary film, and co-produced or co-wrote several other productions for public television. Nowadays, in addition to writing, she publishes award-winning books for young adults. She lives in a historic barn in Connecticut with her husband and a small poodle named George, plus Phyllis, a venerable Siamese cat.
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