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Richard Peck

Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole country is changing in 1861-even the folks from a muddy little Illinois settlement on the banks of the Mississippi. Here, fifteen-year-old Tilly Pruitt frets over the fact that her brother is dreaming of being a soldier and that her sister is prone to supernatural visions. A boy named Curry could possibly become a distraction. Then a steamboat whistle splits the air. The Rob Roy from New Orleans docks at the landing, and off the boat step two remarkable figures: a vibrant, commanding young lady in a rustling hoop skirt and a darker, silent woman in a plain cloak, with a bandanna wrapped around her head. Who are these two fascinating strangers? And is the darker woman a slave, standing now on the free soil of Illinois? When Tilly's mother invites the women to board at her house, the whole world shifts for the Pruitts and for their visitors as well. Within a page-turning tale of mystery, adventure, and the civilian Civil War experience, Richard Peck has spun a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact that one person can have on another. This is a novel of countless riches.

Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole country is changing in 1861-even the folks from a muddy little Illinois settlement on the banks of the Mississippi. Here, fifteen-year-old Tilly Pruitt frets over the fact that her brother is dreaming of being a soldier and that her sister is prone to supernatural visions. A boy named Curry could possibly become a distraction. Then a steamboat whistle splits the air. The Rob Roy from New Orleans docks at the landing, and off the boat step two remarkable figures: a vibrant, commanding young lady in a rustling hoop skirt and a darker, silent woman in a plain cloak, with a bandanna wrapped around her head. Who are these two fascinating strangers? And is the darker woman a slave, standing now on the free soil of Illinois? When Tilly's mother invites the women to board at her house, the whole world shifts for the Pruitts and for their visitors as well. Within a page-turning tale of mystery, adventure, and the civilian Civil War experience, Richard Peck has spun a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact that one person can have on another. This is a novel of countless riches.
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Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole country is changing in 1861-even the folks from a muddy little Illinois settlement on the banks of the Mississippi. Here, fifteen-year-old Tilly Pruitt frets over the fact that her brother is dreaming of being a soldier and that her sister is prone to supernatural visions. A boy named Curry could possibly become a distraction. Then a steamboat whistle splits the air. The Rob Roy from New Orleans docks at the landing, and off the boat step two remarkable figures: a vibrant, commanding young lady in a rustling hoop skirt and a darker, silent woman in a plain cloak, with a bandanna wrapped around her head. Who are these two fascinating strangers? And is the darker woman a slave, standing now on the free soil of Illinois? When Tilly's mother invites the women to board at her house, the whole world shifts for the Pruitts and for their visitors as well. Within a page-turning tale of mystery, adventure, and the civilian Civil War experience, Richard Peck has spun a breathtaking portrait of the lifelong impact that one person can have on another. This is a novel of countless riches.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lina Patel

Length:

3h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:12