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The last Carolina girl : a novel / Meagan Church.

Church, Meagan, (author.).


"A searing book club novel for fans of Where the Crawdad's Sing and The Girls in the Stilt House following one girl fighting for her family, her body, and her right to create a future all her own. Some folks will do anything to control the wild spirit of a Carolina girl... For fourteen-year-old Leah Payne, life in her beloved coastal Carolina town is as simple as it is free. Devoted to her lumberjack father and running through the wilds where the forest meets the shore, Leah's country life is as natural as the Loblolly pines that rise to greet the Southern sky. When an accident takes her father's life, Leah is wrenched from her small community and cast into a family of strangers with a terrible secret. Separated from her only home, Leah is kept apart from the family and forced to act as a helpmate for the well-to-do household. When a moment of violence and prejudice thrusts Leah into the center of the state's shameful darkness, she must fight for her own future against a world that doesn't always value the wild spirit of a Carolina girl. Set in 1935 against the very real backdrop of a recently formed state eugenics board, The Last Carolina Girl is a powerful and heart-wrenching story of fierce strength, forgotten history, autonomy, and the places and people we ultimately call home."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781728278049
  • ISBN: 172827804X
  • ISBN: 9781728257150
  • ISBN: 1728257158
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2023]
Subject: Eugenics > North Carolina > Fiction.
Orphans > North Carolina > 20th century > Fiction.
North Carolina > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coldwater Branch FIC CHU (Text) 35401425267761 New Checked out 06/08/2023
Union Township Branch FIC CHU (Text) 35406424083812 New Available -

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