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Aftershocks by William Lavender

Aftershocks (edition 2006)

by William Lavender

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Authors:William Lavender
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2006), Hardcover, 352 pages
Collections:Read in 2011, Read but unowned
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Aftershocks by William Lavender


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S F quake. Not great. ( )
  librarianlk | Oct 27, 2008 |
This was a good read even if it was melodramatic. I liked the historical part of the story and enjoyed the strong female character of Jessie. The discrimination towards Chinese immigrants seemed to be more integral to the story than the earthquake...but it was still a good read. ( )
  MrsHillReads | Jul 7, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152058826, Hardcover)

Jessie Wainwright, the daughter of a prominent San Francisco physician, intends to become a doctor herself, despite her father's disapproval. Her dream is nearly lost when a chance encounter reveals a shocking secret--and Jessie sets off in search of answers, temporarily abandoning her goals.

Determined to confirm her dark suspicions, Jessie combs the streets of Chinatown. She ultimately witnesses the devastation of the 1906 earthquake and the plight of Chinese immigrants relegated to the nightmare of refugee camps in its wake. With the help of trusted friends, old and new, Jessie discovers the strength to stand up to her domineering father and to break through the racial boundaries of the times. In this powerful story of family, love, and history, Jessie also finds the courage to set out on a daring path that sets her apart from other young women of her generation.

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In San Francisco from 1903 to 1908, teenager Jessie Wainwright determines to reach her goal of becoming a doctor while also trying to care for the illegitimate child of a liaison between her father and their Chinese maid.

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