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Title:
Book Club kit : Looking for Jane
Edition:
Second Print Edition
Publication Information:
Mesa, Ariz. : Fox Hollow Press, ©2013.

c©2012.
ISBN:
9780983891840
Physical Description:
10 bks. (234 pages) ; 23 cm + 1 discussion guide
Language:
English
Abstract:
The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you don't have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed? This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nell's life. Born with a cleft palate and left a foundling on the doorstep of a convent, she yearns to know her mother, whose name, she knows, was Jane. When the Mother Superior tries to pawn her off to a mean-looking farmer and his beaten-down wife, Nell opts for the only alternative she can see: she runs away. A chance encounter with a dime novel exhorting the exploits of Calamity Jane, heroine of the west, gives Nell the purpose of her life: to find Calamity Jane, who Nell is convinced is her mother. Her quest takes her down rivers, up rivers and across the Badlands to Deadwood, South Dakota and introduces her to Soot, a big, lovable black dog, and Jeremy Chatterfield, a handsome young Englishman who isn t particular about how he makes his way, as long as he doesn t have to work for it. Together they trek across the country meeting characters as wonderful and bizarre as the adventure they seek, learning about themselves and the world along the way. You ll take Nell with you to that special place in your memory where you keep the best characters. She ll stick with you, beat you down, buoy you up and teach you a thing or two about life. You ll wonder at her stubborn determination, her patience and her courage, but you won t forget her. Not for a long time.
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"The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you dont have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed?" This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nells life. Born with a cleft palate and left a foundling on the doorstep of a convent, she yearns to know her mother, whose name, she knows, was Jane. When the Mother Superior tries to pawn her off to a mean looking farmer and his beaten down wife, Nell opts for the only alternative she can see: she runs away. A chance encounter with a dime novel exhorting the exploits of Calamity Jane, heroine of the west, gives Nell the purpose of her life: to find Calamity Jane, who Nell is convinced is her mother. Her quest takes her down rivers, up rivers and across the Badlands to Deadwood, South Dakota and introduces her to Soot, a big, lovable black dog, and Jeremy Chatterfield, a handsome young Englishman who isnt particular about how he makes his way, as long as he doesnt have to work for it. Together they trek across the country meeting characters as wonderful and bizarre as the adventure they seek, learning about themselves and the world along the way. Youll take Nell with you to that special place in your memory where you keep the best characters. Shell stick with you, beat you down, buoy you up and teach you a thing or two about life. Youll wonder at her stubborn determination, her patience and her courage, but you wont forget her. Not for a long time.