Returning to Ashuant Point to escape from the chaos of rapidly changing times, Helen Porter and her son Charlie soon discover that the Point has not remained unscathed from events unfolding beyond its borders.
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"A kaleidoscopic portrait of one family's displacement across four countries, Kantika--"song" in Ladino--follows the joys and losses of Rebecca Cohen, feisty daughter of the Sephardic elite of early 20th-century Istanbul. When the Cohens lose their wealth and are forced to move to Barcelona and start anew, Rebecca fashions a life and self from what comes her way--a failed marriage, the need to earn a living, but also passion, pleasure and motherhood....
298 pages ; 20 cm
Against her parents' wishes, Aimee Slater, a headstrong 15-year-old farm girl in 19th century New England, abandons plans to become a teacher for the glamor of work in a textile mill in town. A look at mill life and the fate of a woman, pregnant out of wedlock. By the author of Have You Seen Me?