May 22, 2013

New Dear America Book Review

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Writing_prompt_book_recommendationDear America: A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California 1906 by Judy Blundell

“I discovered a change at that moment, diary. If you see enough destruction, if you feel helpless in the face of it, if you’ve been terrified enough times, there does come a moment when you cannot bear one more thing to be lost. I was tired of being afraid.” – Minnie Bonner

It is the spring of 1906. The tavern which has been in her mother’s family for generations was lost due to a horrible gamble made by Minnie’s father. Now, Minnie is being sent away from her home in Philadelphia to San Francisco to work as a lady’s maid of the new owners of the tavern. It is not the way she imagined her life would be, answering to the arrogant and fickle Mrs. Sump, as well as her daydreamer of a daughter Lilly.

Days after their arrival in San Francisco, a horrible earthquake devastates the city, including the brand-new Sump mansion. Shaken and alone, Minnie finds herself among the thousands of homeless residents of San Francisco. She must rely on the kindness of strangers as well as make decisions that challenge her morals in A City Tossed and Broken.

Read Chapter 1. 

Let us know what you think of this new addition to the Dear America series in the Comments!

—Elysse, STACKS Writer

  1. Amberfrost62

    I’m a big fan of the Dear America Series, even though I don’t have many of them.

  2. plumbasketball2

    it sounds sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo goooooooodddddd

  3. Fuschiaaphrodite27

    That’s funny because I am actually reading Dear America Standing In The Light book this week. It is a good book. I already finished Dear America My Secret War, and will read Dear America When Will This Cruel War Be Over next. I love this series!

  4. BIRDPINK397

    I think that the is history and history is so cool! I bet the author is getting a lot of likes!!!! Cuase the is ausome !

  5. goingcrow7

    i would hate to be apart of an earthquake and go through the chance of losing my family! ):

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