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Learned by heart  Cover Image Book Book

Learned by heart / Emma Donoghue.

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  • ISBN: 9780316564434
  • ISBN: 0316564435
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Raine to Lister, 1815 -- Close Quarters, August 1805 -- Raine to Lister, 1815 -- The Company of Girls, November 1805 -- Raine to Lister, 1815 -- Rarities, January 1806 -- Raine to Lister, 1815 -- Children of the Earth, March 1806 -- Raine to Lister, 1815 -- Over the Wall, May 1806 -- Raine to Lister, 1815.
Summary, etc.:
A heartbreakingly gorgeous novel based on the true story of two girls who fall secretly, deeply, and dangerously in love at boarding school in 19th century York, from the bestselling author of Room and The Wonder. Drawing on years of investigation and Anne Lister's five-million-word secret journal, Learned by Heart is the long-buried love story of Eliza Raine, an orphan heiress banished from India to England at age six, and Anne Lister, a brilliant, troublesome tomboy, who meet at the Manor School for young ladies in York in 1805 when they are both fourteen. Emotionally intense, psychologically compelling, and deeply researched, Learned by Heart is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the world's greatest storytellers. Full of passion and heartbreak, the tangled lives of Anne Lister and Eliza Raine form a love story for the ages.
Subject: Lister, Anne, 1791-1840 > Fiction.
Raine, Eliza, 1791-1860 > Fiction.
Boarding schools > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Lesbian teenagers > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
York (England) > Social life and customs > 19th century > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
LGBTQ+ people > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
York (England) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: LGBTQ+ fiction.
Lesbian fiction.
School fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Romance fiction.

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Salem Free Public Library FIC DON (Text) 33640152635110 Adult New Fiction Checked out 12/26/2023

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