[Read] ➻ The Book of Lost Friends ➸ Lisa Wingate – Trishjohnsongolf.co.uk

The Book of Lost Friends From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Before We Were Yours Comes A New Novel Inspired By Historical Events A Dramatic Story Of Three Young Women On A Journey In Search Of Family Amidst The Destruction Of The Post Civil War South, And Of A Modern Day Teacher Who Rediscovers Their Story And Its Vital Connection To Her Own Students Lives In Her Distinctive Voice, Lisa Wingate Brings To Life Startling Stories From Actual Lost Friends Advertisements That Appeared In Southern Newspapers After The Civil War, As Freed Slaves Desperately Searched For Loved Ones Who Had Been Sold OffLouisiana, In The Tumultuous Aftermath Of Reconstruction, Three Young Women Set Off As Unwilling Companions On A Perilous Quest Lavinia, The Pampered Heir To A Now Destitute Plantation Juneau Jane, Her Illegitimate Free Born Creole Half Sister And Hannie, Lavinia S Former Slave Each Carries Private Wounds And Powerful Secrets As They Head For Texas, Following Dangerous Roads Rife With Ruthless Vigilantes And Soldiers Still Fighting A War Lost A Decade Before For Lavinia And Juneau Jane, The Journey Is One Of Inheritance And Financial Desperation, But For Hannie, Torn From Her Mother And Eight Siblings Before Slavery S End, The Pilgrimage Westward Reignites An Agonizing Question Could Her Long Lost Family Still Be Out There Beyond The Swamps Lie The Seemingly Limitless Frontiers Of Texas And, Improbably, HopeLouisiana, For First Year Teacher Benedetta Silva, A Subsidized Job At A Poor Rural School Seems Like The Ticket To Canceling Her Hefty Student Debt Until She Lands In A Tiny, Out Of Step Mississippi River Town Augustine, Louisiana, Seems Suspicious Of New Ideas And New People, And Benny Can Scarcely Comprehend The Lives Of Her Poverty Stricken Students But Amid The Gnarled Live Oaks And Run Down Plantation Homes Lies The Century Old History Of Three Young Women, A Long Ago Journey, And A Hidden Book That Could Change Everything

About the Author: Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the bestselling author of than thirty books Her blockbuster Before We Were Yours was on the NYT best seller list for over one year Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT

10 thoughts on “The Book of Lost Friends

  1. says:

    Colored Tennessean Nashville , Oct 14, 1865information wanted of Caroline Dodson, who was sold from Nashville Nov 1st 1862 by James Lumsden to Warwick, a trader then in human beings , who carried her to Atlanta, Georgia, and she was last heard of in the sale pen of Robert Clarke, human trader

  2. says:

    4.5 starsTo tell a tale of loss is never an easy task The heartbreaking moments are many, and the realization hits the reader that these things so well related in a fictional setting did indeed take place in our country These are things never to be forgotten, never to be relegated to the back pages o

  3. says:

    This is a wonderful story based on true facts and records I felt the beginning was a bit slow but this book is very much worth sticking to it It can t and shouldn t be rushed There is a lot of humanity and history here Each chapter is begun with an ad from the original Lost Friends newspaper columns This sto

  4. says:

    I loved this book The Book of Lost Friends will be hard to beat for 2020 I suspect that it will be my favorite for the year Each chapter is written in alternating timelines In 1875 we meet Hannie, a former slave and 1987, Benny a new school teacher, trying to get through to her kids, in a very rural area of Louisian

  5. says:

    Lisa Wingate s The Book of Lost Friends begins slowly, but the payoff for persevering is big The last few chapters twine the plot s twin narratives together in an effective, moving way.Let s start with the Book of Friends at the heart of The Book of Friends After emancipation, thousands upon thousands of formerly enslaved p

  6. says:

    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review The chapters are written in alternating timelines In 1875 we meet Hannie, a former slave 1987, Benny a new school teacher, trying to get through to her kids, in a very rural area of Louisiana.A great story and a slice of American history that should never be forgotten 4

  7. says:

    5 just right starsThis dual storyline book drew me in right away I found both storylines interesting and the characters fascinating They connected in a fantastic way and the conclusion of this book was done just right.The storyline from the past features Louisiana and Texas post Civil War and still a very tumultuous time in this country We

  8. says:

    I thought this was a very good book by Lisa Wingate It went back and forth between two time periods 1875 and 1987 The 1875 time period focused on Hannie, an 18 year old former slave whose once large family was sold one by one when she was 6 years old by her master s brother in law when he was supposed to be taking them from the Louisiana plantatio

  9. says:

    The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate was inspired by post civil war column Lost Friends published in Southwestern Christine Advocate Former slaves could place ads inquiring about loved ones they had been separated from due to slavery Wingate develops an interesting and moving story bringing life to this little known piece of history The novel is told

  10. says:

    The latest book from a favorite author that has lots of ingredients in a novel that I like two timelines, characters who loves books, a Carnegie Library, strong female characters, based in real history both the big picture post Civil War South and also the specific and something I hadn t heard about, the lost friends ads read from the pulpits , and very hard situ

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