The Orphan Collector

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Anne Marie Wiseman, acclaimed author of What She Left Behind and The Life She Was Given, weaves the tories of two very different women into a page-turning novel as suspenseful as it is insightful, set amid one of history ’ s deadliest pandemics.

In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia ’ s overcrowded streets and slums, and from the anti-German sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. rmy, hoping to prove his loyalty. But an even more urgent threat has arrived. Spanish influenza is spreading through the tow. Soon, dead and dying are everywhere. With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone...

Since her aby died days ago, Bernice Groves has been lost in grief and sadness. If doctors hadn ’ t been so busy tending to hordes of immigrants, perhaps they could have saved her son. When Bernice sees Pia leaving her tenement across the way, she is buoyed by a frightenin, life-altering decision that leads her on a sinister mission: to transform the city ’ s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are “ true Americans. ”

As Pia navigates the city ’ s somber neighborhoods, she can not know that her brothers won ’ t be home when she returns. And it will be a ong and rduous journey to learn what happened—even as Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost. Only with persistence, and the honest to face her own fear and ear, will Pia put the pieces together and find the strength to risk everything to see justice at last.
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Expected publication: July 28th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
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With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone.

When Bernice sees Pia leaving her tenement across the way, she is buoyed by a frightenin, life-altering decision that leads her on a sinister mission: to transform the city ’ s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are “ true Americans. ” As Pia navigates the city ’ s somber neighborhoods, she can not know that her brothers won ’ t be home when she returns.

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Anne Marie Wiseman has written a sensational, emotionally intense novel, combining the best of humanity with the worst, amidst a world war and a pandemic of staggering proportions.Pia is 13 when influenza strikes Philadelphia, loving and bright, and with an uncanny ability to detect sickness by sheer touch.

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In awe of this book, of Ms. Cartwright 's writing, and of this tale.

Suddenly you get a cough.

This pandemic ravaged Philadelphia, Pennsylvania immediately following the Liberty Loan Parade, where overwhelming crowds gathered in Center City to cheer and celebrate their veterans.

Fear gripped Pia and her fiancée.

While her mother struggled to maintain a courageous, brave face, Pia could n't help but notice the fear that was beginning to seep inside of their home.

In the mid of the eview I mentioned I was in awe of this novella.

The pursuit of that one perfect book that triggers the type of eelings that every reader so desperately yearns.

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In my opinion, this is Ellen Marie Wiseman ’ s Best.Book.Ever!

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Little is noted or written in this arena, at least in popular novel, which has earned it the appropriate nickname, " the year of forgotten death. " Like Wiseman always does, through her extensive research, she has created a world surrounding a period of history that the reader becomes immersed in.

And Cole is masterful with her writing, which makes the journey that much more enjoyable.The Orphan Collector is out on 7.28.20, so put it on your TBR and preorder now!

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