Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the 2008 Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village and the 2013 Newbery Honor book Splendors and Glooms.
Her newest novel, The Hired Girl, traces the story of a farm girl who escapes her hard scrabble life in 1911 rural Pennsylvania, and journeys 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.
Schlitz lives in Baltimore, where she is a lower school librarian at the Park School.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! audio preview
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by Laura Amy Schlitz
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