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Publisher's Summary

Mercy Kaplan doesnt want to be like her mother, saddled with crying kids and failing crops for the rest of her life. Mercy longs to be on her own - until her wish comes true in the worst possible way. It is 1918 and a deadly flu epidemic ravages the country, leaving her utterly alone and penniless.

Mercy soon finds a job with Mrs. Wilder. But theres something unsettling about the woman, whose brother died under mysterious circumstances. And then theres Daniel, who could sweep a girl off her feet if she isnt careful.

©2009 Marian Hale; (P)2009 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Mercy tells her story in a gentle, cadenced voice filled with youthful hope, simple wisdom and gritty endurance. Perfect similes capture the flavor of Mercy's bittersweet life during the epidemic of 1918." (Kirkus Reviews)

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