March 3, 2022
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, Post Civil War South, Women’s Fiction
Welcome to Throwback Thursday where I highlight an older review or post a current review of an old read. Today, I’m re-sharing an informative historical fiction read, The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate.
I’m linking up today with Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog for #throwbackthursday.
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Searching for family…
“Lost Friends” advertisements appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War as freed slaves desperately tried to find loved ones who had been sold off. In 1875, three young girls from Louisiana set off on a perilous journey to Texas. Two of the girls are financially desperate and in search of their inheritance and the third is looking for her long lost family and helping others do the same. The present-day timeline takes place in Lousiana in 1987 as a young and inexperienced teacher lands her first job in a poor, rural community. Over the course of the year, she discovers the story of the three girls from 1875 and their connection to her current students.
Stories change people.
History, real history, helps people understand each other, see each other from the inside out.
Have you read The Book of Lost Friends or is it on your TBR?