Last Dance on Holladay Street by Elisa Carbone

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The year is 1878, and 13-year-old Eva has lost all the family she’s ever known. Eva feels like an orphan—but she’s not. Sadie Lewis, the woman who gave her up at birth, is alive and well in Denver. And Eva sets out to find her, carrying only an address on a slip of paper.

But Denver holds more surprises than Eva can bear. When she reaches 518 Holladay Street, she discovers Sadie Lewis’s shocking secret—a secret that lands Eva in a house of ill repute, forced to dance with strangers for her keep. But Eva knows in her bones that she’s free—and that she’s got to escape. In a novel that pulses with the sights, sounds, and wild dangers of the frontier West, Elisa Carbone explores the many faces that family, and freedom, can take.

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About Elisa Carbone

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Elisa Carbone ( lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Hendricks, West Virginia.Nancy Carpenter lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published May 4, 2009 by Laurel Leaf. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Spurred by the deaths of her foster parents, a 13-year-old finds the mother who gave her away—and why—in this tale from the Old West.

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