Chasing Secrets

Chasing Secrets

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Newbery Honor--winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel. San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic time to be alive for lots of people . . . but not thirteen-year-old Lizzie Kennedy, stuck at Miss Barstow's snobby school for girls. Lizzie's secret passion is science, an unsuitable subject for finishing-school girls. Lizzie lives to go on house calls with her physician father. On those visits to his patients, she discovers a hidden dark side of the city--a side that's full of secrets, rats, and rumors of the plague. The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco. So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? Why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Why is Noah, the Chinese cook's son, suddenly making Lizzie question everything she has known to be true? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101916346
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
Additional Contributors: Vacker, Karissa
Call Number: eAudio


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Mar 09, 2016

Chasing Secrets deserves more attention than it gets, Gennifer Choldenko has done it again. As enthralling as her earlier book, Al Capone does my Shirts, is, Chasing Secrets even more fascinating, with plot twists, and themes that resound fully in the reader's mind long after they have finished the book.


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