It is and a deadly flu epidemic ravages the country, leaving her utterly alone and penniless. Mercy soon finds a job with Mrs.
But there's something unsettling about the woman, whose brother died under mysterious circumstances. And then there's Daniel, who could sweep a girl off her feet if she isn't careful.
Perfect similes capture the flavor of Mercy's bittersweet life during the epidemic of She lives with her husband, daughter, and grandbabies on the Texas Coast. The daughter of a Texas sharecropper, Mercy Kaplan, 16, is determined to leave home and not be trapped like Mama in household chores and caring for kids. But after Mercy loses her parents and her three siblings in the deadly influenza epidemic of , her new independence comes with overwhelming heartbreak, and she has to find work as a servant in various households.
The opening chapters describing the horrors of the epidemic will pull readers, as will the honest specifics about brave, nurturing Mercy's harsh search for a fulfilling life. The dreary details about her daily chores are sometimes overwhelming, as she moves from one family to another, cleaning, cooking, and caring for kids.
But there is romance, too, and she tries to resist her attraction to a decent young man. The history of the epidemic and of early feminism creates a dramatic story, and Mercy's personal struggle for independence is universal. Gr 7 Up-In this compelling, tautly written novel, Mercy Kaplan, 16, feels the weight of endless daily chores and caring for her younger siblings.
She has a loving family, but she longs for the freedom to be herself. Times are hard as World War I drags to an end.
Mercy's family can no longer afford her keep, so she hires out miles away on the Bonner farm, and her dreams of freedom slip further away. Yet her troubles are just beginning. The influenza epidemic of sweeps across the country. No sooner does Mercy begin to feel at ease with the Bonners than tragedy strikes them, and she heads back home, only to find that her family has died.
She soon gets a job as housekeeper and nanny for the widow Wilder's two small children, but there is something about the household that puts Mercy on edge. Mercy soon finds a job with Mrs. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.
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She has grown fond of Gabe and Gilly Daniel takes a liking to her and something happens and Cora died. Mercy seeks a position somewhere away from home as well so there is one less mouth to feed at home. She wakes up at the middle of the night, packing her stuff hinting that she's going back to the Wilders and writes something in the diary that Cora gives her. It is and a deadly flu epidemic ravages the country, leaving her utterly alone and penniless. A courageous young woman comes of age in the midst of an historical tragedy, from the author of Dark Water Rising.
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A courageous young woman comes of age in the midst of an historical tragedy, from the author of Dark Water Rising. Mercy Kaplan doesn't want to be like her mother, saddled with crying kids and failing crops for the rest of her life. In the book The Goodbye Season it is when. The Goodbye Season Paperback – November 3, A courageous young woman comes of age in the midst of an historical tragedy, from the author of Dark Water Rising. Marian Hale is the author of acclaimed historical novels for young adults including The Truth About Sparrows and.