Julie Kibler
Calling Me Home

Calling Me Home

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This emotionally resonant novel has been highly recommended as a book club favorite whose popularity has come from the enthusiastic word-of-mouth recommendations of readers like you.

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Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

Home for Erring and Outcast Girls

From the publisher: "An emotionally raw and resonant story inspired by historical events. In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, a remote dot between Dallas and Fort Worth’s red-light districts, the progressive home bucks public opinion by offering faith, training, and rehabilitation to prostitutes, addicts, unwed mothers, and 'ruined' girls without forcibly separating mothers from children. When Lizzie Bates and Mattie McBride meet there they form a friendship that will see them through unbearable loss, heartbreak, difficult choices, and ultimately, diverging paths. A century later, Cate Sutton, a reclusive university librarian, uncovers the hidden histories of the two troubled women."

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