A TIME OF ANGELS
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1995.
has been difficult for 14 year old Hannah Gold. Her mother has returned
to Russia to help a sick relative and now cannot get back to Boston because
of the war. Hannah's father has gone off to fight in the war and they haven't
heard from him. Hannah and her two sisters have gone to live with Tanta
Rose and her friend Vashti. Hannah loves Tanta Rose but is afraid of Vashti
who is very harsh and seems to hate Hannah. In 1918, the world faces not
only a world war but an outbreak of influenza that kills millions of people.
Vashti's old world healing powers are in high demand around the West End
of Boston. She spends more and more time away trying to help others. When
the flu hits home, will Vashti be able to heal? What will become of Hannah?
And who is that girl with the violet eyes who always seems to appear when
Hannah is in trouble? Read A TIME OF ANGELS to find out.
Influenza -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Angels -- Fiction
Jews -- United States -- Fiction
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction
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