Charity Girl

Charity Girl

Book - 2007
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Boston, 1917: Frieda Mintz is a seventeen-year-old Jewish bundle wrapper at Jordan Marsh; she's struck out on her own in the wake of her mother's determination to marry her off to a wealthy man twice her age. Then she spends one impulsive night with a U.S. Army private ready to brave the trenches Over There. Unfortunately, Felix Morse leaves Frieda not just with vivid memories but with an unspeakable disease. Soon after, she is tracked down and sent to a detention center--a government policy that affected thousands of other young women found to have venereal diseases during World War I.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007
Description: 323 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780618546299
Branch Call Number: Lowe


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Apr 13, 2014

IMO: The writing 'voice' seemed immature & I dreaded another disappointing romance type tale. I'd rather have read the ending comments before starting the book so I could look forward to fictional facts of US involvement in WWI. I skimmed a lot.

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