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Beneath the apple leaves, Harmony Verna

Label
Beneath the apple leaves
Title
Beneath the apple leaves
Statement of responsibility
Harmony Verna
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a tragic accident leaves a young railroad apprentice severely injured, he leaves Pittsburgh with his aunt and uncle to start life anew on a rural Pennsylvania farm in this new novel from the author of The Daughter of Australia
Summary
In 1914, Andrew Houghton's family is one of hundreds eking out an existence in the coal mines of southwestern Pennsylvania. Though he longs to be a veterinarian, he's fated for a life underground, picking rock alongside his father. That destiny changes when his aunt, Eveline Kiser, arranges for her husband to secure Andrew an apprenticeship on the railroad. Wilhelm Kiser, a German immigrant, has found his American dream in Pittsburgh, with a well-paying job as a brakeman, and a secure pension. But on Andrew's first week, an incident goes tragically wrong, leaving him severely injured, his dreams shattered. Wracked with guilt, Wilhelm finally agrees to his wife's pleas to leave Pittsburgh's smog behind. With Andrew in tow, they swap their three-story row house for a rough-and-tumble farm. Life in rural Pennsylvania is not as idyllic as Eveline imagined. The soil is slow to yield and their farmhouse is in disrepair. But there is one piece of beauty in this rugged land. Lily Morton is quick-witted and toughon the outside, but bears her own secret scars inside. Andrew's bond with her will help steer them through all the challenges to come, even as anti-German sentiment spreads across America with the outbreak of World War I
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10563549
Cataloging source
YDX
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Verna, Harmony,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.E7463
LC item number
B46 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Immigrant families
  • Immigrants
  • German Americans
  • Farm life
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adult
Label
Beneath the apple leaves, Harmony Verna
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21086786
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781617739439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn959949280
  • (OCoLC)959949280
Label
Beneath the apple leaves, Harmony Verna
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21086786
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781617739439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn959949280
  • (OCoLC)959949280

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