Uncertain Glory

Uncertain Glory

by Lea Wait
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readingwriterSS More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR TEENS AND ADULTS Lea Wait's Young Adult "Uncertain Glory" is a gripping novel set in Maine on the eve of Civil War hostilities.  Who knew that such a far-off New England state would be so affected by thoughts of a war between the states? Joe Wood is fourteen, and he owns a print shop. At least he will if he can make the last payment on it within 2 weeks. He is helped by his enthusiastic friend Charlie and 9-year-old Owen to put out a weekly newspaper and special  war bulletins. But there are complications. Charlie wants to join the Maine militia. Little Owen is black, and he disappears when he comes up against some frightening bigotry. Most exciting of all, a young girl, Nell, has come to Wiscasset with her unpleasant aunt and uncle. Nell is psychic--or isn't she? She gives people news from departed loved ones. Joe vows to find out what she really is. Then he's broadsided: his father has enlisted. Lea Wait uses the stories of some real-life people to give us an excellent look at tensions in 1860 far from the battle front. These young people will have to grow up before they want to in order to help their families.