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In the Fall of 1918, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen year-old brother, Daniel, find themselves suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic. Their grieving uncle takes them from their home in Portland, Maine to be raised in the Shaker community, where they are separated since males and females are not permitted to live together. Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, is forced to adjust to her new life and the restrictions placed upon her all on her own.
Β©2011 Lois Lowry (P)2011 Scholastic, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

Best book I ever read

I love the Dear America books and think that this is the best one. I love the narrator. Lois Lowry puts a lot of expression into her books.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»

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5 out of 5 stars
By Asmith on 11-12-17

great historical fiction

An excellent performance. Such a lovely story. I quite enjoyed epilogue too! A story for many ages to enjoy!

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