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Chasing Secrets

Gennifer Choldenko

Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel. San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic time to be alive for lots of people . . . but not thirteen-year-old Lizzie Kennedy, stuck at Miss Barstow's snobby school for girls. Lizzie's secret passion is science, an unsuitable subject for finishing-school girls. Lizzie lives to go on house calls with her physician father. On those visits to his patients, she discovers a hidden dark side of the city-a side that's full of secrets, rats, and rumors of the plague. The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco. So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? Why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Why is Noah, the Chinese cook's son, suddenly making Lizzie question everything she has known to be true? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love. Includes a Note Read by the Author.

Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel. San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic time to be alive for lots of people . . . but not thirteen-year-old Lizzie Kennedy, stuck at Miss Barstow's snobby school for girls. Lizzie's secret passion is science, an unsuitable subject for finishing-school girls. Lizzie lives to go on house calls with her physician father. On those visits to his patients, she discovers a hidden dark side of the city-a side that's full of secrets, rats, and rumors of the plague. The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco. So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? Why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Why is Noah, the Chinese cook's son, suddenly making Lizzie question everything she has known to be true? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love. Includes a Note Read by the Author.
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Newbery Honor-winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel. San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic time to be alive for lots of people . . . but not thirteen-year-old Lizzie Kennedy, stuck at Miss Barstow's snobby school for girls. Lizzie's secret passion is science, an unsuitable subject for finishing-school girls. Lizzie lives to go on house calls with her physician father. On those visits to his patients, she discovers a hidden dark side of the city-a side that's full of secrets, rats, and rumors of the plague. The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco. So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? Why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Why is Noah, the Chinese cook's son, suddenly making Lizzie question everything she has known to be true? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love. Includes a Note Read by the Author.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karissa Vacker

Length:

7h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:28