Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl

Diary of a Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of a Harvey Girl

by Carolyn Meyer

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A young working girl comes of age in the American West in this “fast and interesting” historical novel for fans of the Dear America and American Girl series (School Library Journal)
In 1926, droves of Americans traveled by train across the United States to visit the West. They ate at Harvey Houses, where thousands of well-trained waitresses provided first-class service. The Waitresses: The Journal of a Harvey Girl tells the first-person story of one spunky girl, Kitty Evans, as she faces the often funny and painful experiences she and fellow waitresses Cordelia and Emmy endure. As Kitty writes about her escapades, a loveable teenager emerges; she embraces adventure, independence, her position as a Harvey Girl, and a freelance writing career.
In this fast-paced novel, best-selling author Carolyn Meyer, who has visited and researched several Harvey Hotels, brings together an unforgettable heroine with the universal themes of friendship, identity, and young love.

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ISBN-13: 9781629790596
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Series: Puzzlemania DoodleRama Series
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Carolyn Meyer is an award-winning and best-selling author of over sixty books for children and young adults, more than twenty of which are historical. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where a Harvey Hotel and Restaurant was located.

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