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A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama -
A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama
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"People throw the word 'classic' about a lot, but A DROWNED MAIDEN'S HAIR genuinely deserves to become one." — WALL STREET JOURNALMaud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence. So when the charming Miss Hyacinth chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until it... show more
"People throw the word 'classic' about a lot, but A DROWNED MAIDEN'S HAIR genuinely deserves to become one." — WALL STREET JOURNALMaud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence. So when the charming Miss Hyacinth chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until it becomes clear that she’s needed to help stage elaborate séances for bereaved patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing her role as a "secret child," she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience —- until a shocking betrayal shows just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this lively novel features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780763629304
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Edition language: English
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5.0 A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama
I can't quite pinpoint why I enjoyed this so much. It's just such good storytelling. While much of it is sad, Maud's situation is complex and the overall tone is optimistic. It reminded me of The Secret Garden a bit. There would be much to discuss in a book group - loss, wealth, not feeling perfect,...
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