The Resource Hester on the run, Linda Byler

Hester on the run, Linda Byler

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Hester on the run
Title
Hester on the run
Statement of responsibility
Linda Byler
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Amish Indian Hester realizes that she must leave her tension-filled home for her sake and her father's she takes only two possessions: the leather-bound book of remedies left for her by the old Lenape woman and her memories of the Amish ways."--Amazon.com
  • The setting is the beginning of an Amish settlement in colonial America in the forests of eastern Pennsylvania. There, a young Amish couple, Hans and Kate Zug, are in their ninth year of marriage, still waiting to have a child. Then, one April morning, Kate finds a Native infant, wrapped in deerskin and placed next to the spring where she went to fill her water bucket. Kate and Hans cherish Hester, despite the pointed question of Hans's motherWhat makes you think you can raise her Amish, with her Indian blood?” Struck by his daughter's unusual beauty, Hans insists on choosing the fabric for her handmade dresses. And when his and Kate's first son is born a year later, Hans despairs of his homely face and nearly bald head. In fact, Hans continues to give his fullest attention and affection to Hester, even as eight more children are born to him and Kate. Hester glows as she grows, an unmistakable beauty both inside and out, and charms her adopted Amish community. But then, an elderly Lenape woman hands Hester a package of medicinal herbs to rout an infection that is threatening Kate's life. A trust passes between the wizened and the youthful Native women. In that moment, Hester recognizes that she belongs to two worlds, both intent on possessing her. When Amish Indian Hester realizes that she must leave her tension-filled home for her sake and her father's, she takes only two possessions: the leather-bound book of remedies left for her by the old Lenape woman and her memories of the Amish ways
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Title
Hester on the run
Creator
Summary
Raised by Amish settlers since infancy, Hester, a Lenape Indian, sets out into the world, hoping to find her true identity and her destiny
Subject
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Genre
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10455418
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.Y53
LC item number
H47 2015
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Hester's hunt for home
Series volume
Book 1
Target audience
adult
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Linda Byler
Label
Hester on the run, Linda Byler
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volume
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
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Control code
20432034
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781680990584
Lccn
2015024221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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System control number
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