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The Resource Lazaretto : a novel, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, (electronic resource)

Lazaretto : a novel, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, (electronic resource)

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Lazaretto : a novel
Title
Lazaretto
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Diane McKinney-Whetstone
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Language
eng
Summary
Diane McKinney-Whetstone's nationally bestselling novel, Tumbling, immersed us into Philadelphia's black community during the Civil Rights era, and she returns to the city in this new historical novel about a cast of nineteenth-century characters whose colorful lives intersect at the legendary Lazaretto--America's first quarantine hospital. Isolated on an island where two rivers meet, the Lazaretto quarantine hospital is the first stop for immigrants who wish to begin new lives in Philadelphia. The Lazaretto's black live-in staff forge a strong social community, and when one of them receives permission to get married on the island the mood is one of celebration, particularly since the white staff--save the opium-addicted doctor--are given leave for the weekend. On the eve of the ceremony, a gunshot rings out across the river. A white man has fired at a boat carrying the couple's friends and family to the island, and the captain is injured. His life lies in the hands of Sylvia, the Lazaretto's head nurse, who is shocked to realize she knows the patient. Intertwined with the drama unfolding at the Lazaretto are the fates of orphan brothers. When one brother commits a crime to protect the other, he imperils both of their lives--and the consequences ultimately deliver both of them to the Lazaretto. In this masterful work of historical fiction, Diane McKinney-Whetstone seamlessly transports us to Philadelphia in the aftermath of the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination, beautifully evoking powerful stories of love, friendship and humanity amid the vibrant black community that flourished amid the troubled times
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McKinney-Whetstone, Diane
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C3825
LC item number
L39 2016eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Quarantine
  • African Americans
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Fiction
  • African Americans
  • Quarantine
  • Pennsylvania
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Lazaretto : a novel, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780062126986
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70f1f111-29d4-4eb8-9750-ac6ebf25dfd5
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EB00618814
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  • (OCoLC)946534124
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Label
Lazaretto : a novel, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062126986
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
70f1f111-29d4-4eb8-9750-ac6ebf25dfd5
Publisher number
EB00618814
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)946534124
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