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Bowery Girl (2006)
by Kim Taylor
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670059668, Hardcover)The Bowery, 1883: Gamblers and thieves, immigrants and Street Arabs, Do-Gooders and charity houses, impossible dreams and impossible odds. This is the story of two "Bowery girls"—the pickpocket Mollie Flynn and the prostitute Annabelle Lee, young women without family or education who must fend for themselves.Two young women whose survival depends on each other. After a chance encounter with Emmeline DuPre, a "Do-Gooder" who has recently opened a settlement house, Mollie and Annabelle are given the opportunity to better themselves. But the city offers many temptations, and on the streets of the Bowery, you do whatever it takes to survive.
This vibrant, carefully researched novel shows how much—and how little—our world has changed.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:52 -0400)
In New York's tenements in 1883, two orphaned teenage girls realize that their dream of saving enough money to move to Brooklyn across the newly-built bridge may be achieved if they learn new trades at a nearby settlement house, rather than continuing their lives of prostitution and stealing.
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