The Hired Girl

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: 3G0788
Released: Nov 02, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907357
Narrator/s: Rachel Botchan
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Ever since the untimely death of her mother, 14 year-old Joan Skraggs has been desperately unhappy. Under the thumb of her cruel father and three sullen brothers, Joan lives like a servant on their farm just outside of Lancaster, forever cooking, cleaning, and attending to the many demands of the home. But she has little freedom, and less support from her family for her love of reading and blossoming interest in education. But when her father tells Joan she can't go to school anymore, it sets off a journey that will see her become first a runaway, then a hired girl on $6 a week, and finally her very own young woman. Set in America during the optimistic years before the First World War, and told through a series of journal entries, THE HIRED GIRL is the story of a young girl in search of Real Life and True Love. It takes in feminism and housework; money, religion, and social class; literature and education, romanticism and realism, first love and sexual yearnings, cats, hats, and bunions. And it's a comedy.

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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Rachel Botchan
Product Number C03379
Released: Oct 22, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490632230
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Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Rachel Botchan
Product Number Z08867
Released: Sep 19, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490632247
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Class Set
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Rachel Botchan
Product Number 3M0762
Released: Aug 25, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501901010
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator(s): Rachel Botchan
Product Number 3E0830
Released: Nov 12, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501907111
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Product Number 4T0957
Released: Jul 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781501900761
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Laura Amy Schlitz
Product Number 160568
Released: Oct 23, 2015
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Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: #9780763678180

Professional reviews

"Rachel Botchan's unadorned expression aptly represents the youthful journaling of Joan, a 14-year-old girl in 1911 whose life on her family's farm consists of rough, monotonous caring for three unappreciative brothers and a father who has made her leave school. Botchan's expressions of the father's harsh, crass comments contrast with Joan's passion for learning and reading, and her desire to become more "refined." Botchan's guileless tone takes on new meaning when Joan runs away, pretends to be 18, and becomes a hired girl in the Rosenbachs' wealthy, intellectual Jewish home. Her portrayal of Joan's na•vetŽ, artless attempts at cover-up, and desire to please effectively contrasts with her depictions of the cultured Rosenbachs. Joan's romanticism, overactive imagination, and impulsivity are amusing and endearing. S.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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