In my mind, the only rival to a good newspaper was a train headed out of Wisconsin.
Katherine Lunden has always dreamed of living a life like the ones she reads about in the newspapers, far away from the woods of Wisconsin and the small-town ways she's grown to despise. When a chance finally comes in the form of a train bound for Chicago and an abandoned suitcase marked with the name "Edith Shay," Katherine leaps into the unknown. Armed with a borrowed name and her own fierce courage, she's determined to conquer the big city on her own.
But Katherine soon finds that her new life doesn't exactly match up to her dreams working for a living is harder than she expected, and making friends in a city of strangers seems impossible. How can she discover herself while she's pretending to be someone else?
|Product dimensions:||4.24(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.62(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
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Born and raised in Wisconsin, Katherine Lunden has always dreamed of Chicago. She's read every issue of the Chicago Sun she could get her hands on, front to back, advertisements and articles. It's only fueled her desire to travel. When the opportunity to visit her aunt's Michigan farm for the summer arrives, Katherine is excited. It may not be the big city she's dreamt of, but she figures it's a start. At least it's not Wisconsin ¿ On her way out of town, Katherine's deep curiosity about a mysterious suitcase and a chance encounter with a rude stranger change the course of the young girl's life forever. Set in post-Civil War America, Edith Shay is a novel replete with historical detail, curious characters, and honest emotion. Child readers will identify with Katherine's curiosity about the world beyond their neighborhood. Adult readers will recognize in the female narrator their own sense of wanderlust.