The Resource The moonlight school : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher

The moonlight school : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher

Label
The moonlight school : a novel
Title
The moonlight school
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write. Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come? As Lucy emerges from a life in the shadows, she finds purpose; or maybe purpose finds her. With purpose comes answers to her questions, and something else she hadn't expected: love. Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel from bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously. You'll finish the last page of this enthralling story with deep gratitude for the gift of reading."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Suzanne Woods
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.I78
LC item number
M66 2021
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Singing schools
  • Sisters
  • Missing persons
  • Scribes
  • Literacy
  • Adult education
  • Poverty
  • Kentucky
  • Appalachian Region
Label
The moonlight school : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Includes glossary
  • Includes excerpt from the first book in a new series: The deacon's family
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1183398060
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780800739652
Lccn
2020035383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1183398060
  • (OCoLC)1183398060
Label
The moonlight school : a novel, Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Includes glossary
  • Includes excerpt from the first book in a new series: The deacon's family
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1183398060
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780800739652
Lccn
2020035383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1183398060
  • (OCoLC)1183398060

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