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The gilded years : a novel, Karin Tanabe

Label
The gilded years : a novel
Title
The gilded years
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karin Tanabe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country's most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white, but now finds herself rooming with Louise "Lottie" Taylor, the scion of one of New York's most prominent families. Though Anita has kept herself at a distance from her classmates, Lottie's sphere of influence is inescapable, her energy irresistible, and the two become fast friends. Pulled into her elite world, Anita learns what it's like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman--the person everyone believes her to be--and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. It's only when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita's brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister's, that the situation becomes particularly perilous. And as Anita's college graduation looms, those closest to her will be the ones to dangerously threaten her secret. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Gilded Age, an era when old money traditions collided with modern ideas, Tanabe has written an unputdownable and emotionally compelling story of hope, sacrifice, and betrayal--and a gripping account of how one woman dared to risk everything for the chance at a better life"--
  • Anita Hemmings always longed to attend Vassar College, the country’s most exclusive school for women. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret: with her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white. When Anita finds herself rooming with Louise "Lottie" Taylor, the scion of one of New York’s most prominent families, the two become fast friends. Anita learns what it's like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman, and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. But when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita's brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister’s, the situation becomes perilous
Title
The gilded years
Creator
Summary
A senior at Vassar in 1897, Anita Hemmings is close to achieving her childhood dream of graduating from the prestigious women's college. However, Anita has a secret: she's passing for white in order to attend a school that would otherwise never admit her. So far she has successfully concealed both her race and her working-class roots. That changes when she gets a new roommate, Louise "Lottie" Taylor, the privileged daughter of one of New York's wealthiest and most socially prominent families. Despite their different backgrounds, the girls become friends. But Anita, seduced by Lottie's sparkling social circle, risks exposure and the loss of everything she's worked for. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Subject
Genre
Assigning source
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10484480
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.A6837
LC item number
G55 2016
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Karin Tanabe
Label
The gilded years : a novel, Karin Tanabe
Publication
Note
Includes a readers club guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5798268
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9781501110450
Lccn
2015037370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn926313055
  • (OCoLC)926313055

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