MARY ALICE PEALE, Philadelphia, 1779
New York : Aladdin, 1997
family, like most, has been torn by arguments over the revolutionary war.
Her brother is a firebrand follower of Washington. Her father, older sister
and mother are staunch loyalists. During the occupation of Howe's British
troops, many Tory families held balls to introduce their daughters of marriagable
age to the young British officers. Mary's family is decorating the house,
preparing food, running the sevants back and forth on errand after errand
when she discovers her eldest brother, collapsed in the garden shed. He
has been wounded fighting with Washington's rebels in the battle of Germantown,
just a few miles north of the city, and as many did, staggered home. In
a few hours the house will be swarming with red-coated guests and Mary
is afraid to go to her father for help--yet her brother could die if she
can't find him warm shelter and medical care. Where can she turn for help?
(Kathleen Duey, author. firstname.lastname@example.org)
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Fiction
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