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Daughters of Nantucket  Cover Image Book Book

Daughters of Nantucket / Julie Gerstenblatt.


"Nantucket in 1846 is an island set apart not just by its geography but by its unique circumstances. With their menfolk away at sea, often for years at a time, women here know a rare independence--and the challenges that go with it. Eliza Macy is struggling to conceal her financial trouble as she waits for her whaling captain husband to return from a voyage. In desperation, she turns against her progressive ideals and targets Meg Wright, a pregnant free Black woman trying to relocate her store to Main Street. Meanwhile, astronomer Maria Mitchell loves running Nantucket's Atheneum and spending her nights observing the stars, yet she fears revealing the secret wishes of her heart. On a sweltering July night, a massive fire breaks out in town, quickly kindled by the densely packed wooden buildings. With everything they possess now threatened, these three very different women are forced to reevaluate their priorities and decide what to save, what to let go and what kind of life to rebuild from the ashes of the past"-- Provided by publisher

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778333425
  • ISBN: 0778333426
  • ISBN: 9781867295891
  • ISBN: 186729589X
  • Physical Description: 436 pages : map ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes author note and acknowledgements.
Subject: Women > Massachusetts > Nantucket Island > Fiction.
Fires > Massachusetts > Nantucket Island > History > Fiction.
Nantucket Island (Mass.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Life change events
Sex role
Massachusetts > Nantucket Island
Genre: Fiction
Historical fiction
Historical fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F GERSTENB 39851001693911 Adult Fiction Copy hold Checked out 07/02/2024

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