Annotations for Lost Mother


Baker & Taylor
Enduring the Great Depression from within a tent during a Vermont summer after his wife's abandonment, itinerant butcher Henry struggles to support his two young children and considers an unusual proposition from a wealthy neighbor, who would hire the children as companions for her homebound son. 35,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Enduring the Great Depression from within a tent during a Vermont summer, Henry struggles to support his two young children and considers a proposition from a wealthy neighbor, who would hire the children as companions for her homebound son.

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Blackwell North Amer
Abandoned by his beautiful wife, Irene, Henry and their two young children, Thomas and Margaret, spend that summer in a tent on the edge of Black Pond. Henry, an itinerant butcher, struggles to provide for them, but often must leave them alone as he travels the county in search of work. And while Henry loves his children deeply, he is devastated by their mother's desertion. He has not told them why she left or if she'll return. When Mrs. Phyllis Farley, a prosperous neighbor, begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, Henry must weigh an unusual proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything.

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