Waiting on Wednesday {89}: The Hired Girl



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. This week's can't-wait-to-read pre-publication book is: The Hired Girl.


The Hired Girl



The Hired Girl

by Laura Amy Schlitz


Publication date: September 9th, 2015

From Goodreads:

Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force.

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself—because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of—a woman with a future. Inspired by her own grandmother’s journal, Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan’s journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.

3 comments:

michellesminions said...

This reminds me of a Cat Winters book, and I love her. I'm definitely looking forward to this one. Great pick!

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Kaitlyn Abshire said...

Doesn't look like my type of read, but I hope you enjoy it! :)

Danica Page said...

Love the cover. Definitely need to read.
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