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Across a Broken Shore

By: Amy Trueblood

The last thing eighteen-year-old Wilhelmina “Willa” MacCarthy wants is to be a nun. It’s 1936, and as the only daughter amongst four sons, her Irish-Catholic family is counting on her to take her vows—but Willa’s found another calling. Each day she sneaks away to help Doctor Katherine Winston in her medical clinic in San Francisco’s Richmond District. Keeping secrets from her family only becomes more complicated when Willa agrees to help the doctor at a field hospital near the new bridge being built over the Golden Gate. Willa thinks she can handle her new chaotic life, but as she draws closer to a dashing young ironworker and risks grow at the bridge, she discovers that hiding from what she truly wants may be her biggest lie of all.

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ISBN: 9781635830422

JLG Release: Feb 2020


Sensitive Areas: Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence, Medical: Graphic Descriptions
Topics: Physicians , Gender roles , Family life , San Francisco, California , Irish Americans , Catholics , Design and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge , Twentieth-century US history

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Prim and proper 18-year-old Wilhelmina (“Willa”) MacCarthy knows what she wants to do with her life, the trouble is trying to convince her parents. In this historical novel, Willa finds herself at a crossroads regarding the next chapter of her adult life. During the fall of 1936 in San Francisco, Willa yearns to be a doctor. In the confined spa Prim and proper 18-year-old Wilhelmina (“Willa”) MacCarthy knows what she wants to do with her life, the trouble is trying to convince her parents. In this historical novel, Willa finds herself at a crossroads regarding the next chapter of her adult life. During the fall of 1936 in San Francisco, Willa yearns to be a doctor. In the confined space of her bedroom, she pores over a concealed Gray’s Anatomy textbook while her parents and brothers work in the family bar. To make matters worse, Willa counts the days in her diary until she will be forced to give up her life and follow her family’s tradition of becoming a nun. As luck would have it, Willa meets the new doctor in town: Dr. Katherine Winston, who becomes a sisterly role model for Willa. Dr. Winston pushes Willa to look past all obstacles and to dream for more. Trueblood expertly portrays life in Depression-era San Francisco through the eyes of a young woman. She provides vivid details of the protagonist’s actions and the settings, including the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. Although the climactic event is brought on too early, leaving readers to patiently wait for another enticing moment, this book could potentially find a home on library shelves.

Book Details

ISBN

9781635830422

First Release

February 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/4"

Page Count

352

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Paperback

Publisher

North Star Editions

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence, Medical: Graphic Descriptions

Topics

Physicians, Gender roles, Family life, San Francisco, California, Irish Americans, Catholics, Design and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Twentieth-century US history,

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