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The Yellowwood Tree Rick Auterson

The Yellowwood Tree

Rick Auterson

Published
ISBN : 9781625261335
Paperback
320 pages
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1918-The Great War rages on, the Spanish Flu kills one person in twenty in every corner of the globe, and Prohibition brings about the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan. When twelve-year-old Emma Taylor loses her mother to this dread disease and herMore1918-The Great War rages on, the Spanish Flu kills one person in twenty in every corner of the globe, and Prohibition brings about the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan. When twelve-year-old Emma Taylor loses her mother to this dread disease and her father to the war, she cannot give in to her grief. She has to care for her younger brother. She is all he has, the last person left alive who loves him. What would Momma do? Emma must keep secret that only children are living on Yellowwood Farm or she and her brother will be thrown into an orphanage already overflowing with the children of the war and the flu, and their land will be auctioned off at pennies on the dollar by a corrupt state government. Yellowwood Farm becomes a sanctuary for orphans as Emma faces her worst fears and fights against injustice. What would Momma do? The Yellowwood Tree is tale of tribulations, of joy, of grievous mourning, and laughter. At a time when life was supposedly simpler, it offers a glimpse into the complex lives of children struggling to survive, and stay together in a world that has been torn apart. Only one thing saved them. Emma always made the most momentous decisions of her life by asking herself, What would Momma do?