Susannah by Janet Hickman

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The pages turn over like rocks on the beach, disclosing multiple treasures underneath, declared Horn Book in a starred review of Janet Hickman's Jericho. Now the critically acclaimed author tells the story of Susannah, a teenage girl who has been brought by her widowed father to live in a Shaker settlement in Ohio in 1810. In this austere, orderly community where few things other than religious devotion and duty are tolerated, Susannah grieves for her mother and longs for the simple freedoms of the outside world. Her tale is one of loyalty and defiance, compassion and bravery and will strike a resonant chord in the hearts and minds of readers.
 

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Janet S. Hickman, MS, EdD, RN, is Professor and interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at West Chester University School of Nursing in West Chester, PA. Dr. Hickman has a wide range of experience in nursing and nursing education spanning nearly 40 years. She has written several textbook chapters, and is the author of the textbook, Faith Community Nursing. She recently presented 'Caring & Change' at the SE PA Chapter of Health Ministries Association.
 
Published October 29, 1998 by Greenwillow Books. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hickman explores the question of how deeply personal beliefs should be subordinated in the name of fitting into a religious community, in a tightly woven coming-of-age story based on an 1910 incident involving a group of Shakers near Lebanon, Ohio.

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Hickman presents an insightful introduction to Shaker culture in this heartfelt story set in 1810. Her smooth development of the events will have readers rooting for Susannah's flight to freedom,

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""Hickman presents an insightful introduction to Shaker culture in this heartfelt story set in 1810.

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