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Duey, Kathleen
New York : Aladdin, 1997
IL 5-8
ISBN 0689816200 
It is an exciting time. Women are just beginning to realize they can strike out on their own, make careers and lives independent of their fathers, husbands and brothers. Mrs. Tanner,. Alexia's landlady, is living proof. She is a widow supporting herself with her sewing machine; she designs toilettes and costumes for well-off women in the city. Alexia's father, an itinerant con-man, dislikes the suffragists and the progressives--and the independent Mrs. Tanner. When he gets into yet another money-squeeze, and tries to repair the damage by conning Mrs. Tanner, Alexia makes the difficult decision to choose her own destiny.
(Kathleen Duey, author.
SUBJECTS:     Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
                        Sewing -- Fiction
                        Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction
                        San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction


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