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Hesse, Karen
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1995.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0786812095
Life has been difficult for 14 year old Hannah Gold. Her mother has returned to Russia to help a sick relative and now cannot get back to Boston because of the war. Hannah's father has gone off to fight in the war and they haven't heard from him. Hannah and her two sisters have gone to live with Tanta Rose and her friend Vashti. Hannah loves Tanta Rose but is afraid of Vashti who is very harsh and seems to hate Hannah. In 1918, the world faces not only a world war but an outbreak of influenza that kills millions of people. Vashti's old world healing powers are in high demand around the West End of Boston. She spends more and more time away trying to help others. When the flu hits home, will Vashti be able to heal? What will become of Hannah? And who is that girl with the violet eyes who always seems to appear when Hannah is in trouble? Read A TIME OF ANGELS to find out.
SUBJECTS:     Influenza -- Fiction
                        Sisters -- Fiction
                        Angels -- Fiction
                        Jews -- United States -- Fiction
                        Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction


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