The flight of Gemma Hardy: a novel

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The resonant story of a young woman's struggle to take charge of her own future, The Flight of Gemma Hardy is a modern take on a classic story--Charlotte Bront#65533;'s Jane Eyre--that will fascinate readers of the Gothic original and fans of modern literary fiction alike, with its lyrical prose, robust characters, and abundant compassion. Set in early 1960s Scotland, this breakout novel from award-winning author Margot Livesey is a tale of determination and spirit that, like The Three Weissmanns of Westport and A Thousand Acres, spins an unforgettable new story from threads of our shared, still-living literary past.

"Gemma is real--it's as simple as that. And through her eyes we see step by step what it means . . . to take possession of one's own life." --David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Grouping Title flight of gemma hardy
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subject_facet Au pairs -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Boarding schools -- Fiction, Governesses -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Canadian, Large type books, Love stories, Canadian, Orkney (Scotland) -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Young women -- Fiction, Young women -- Scotland -- Fiction
title_display The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel
title_full The Flight of Gemma Hardy A Novel, The flight of Gemma Hardy : a novel / Margot Livesey, The flight of Gemma Hardy [sound recording] : a novel / Margot Livesey, The flight of Gemma Hardy [text (large print) : a novel / Margot Livesey
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topic_facet Au pairs, Audiobooks, Boarding schools, Fiction, Governesses, Historical fiction, Canadian, Large type books, Literature, Love stories, Canadian, Orphans, Young women