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This novel, winner of the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award, tells the story of twelve-year-old Eleanor Hill, who longs for adventures outside Atlantic Grove, her isolated North Carolina fishing village. She knows that women in other places must do more than hang laundry, tend gardens, and fry fish for dinner. In Atlantic Grove, most girls see nothing more in theirThis novel, winner of the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award, tells the story of twelve-year-old Eleanor Hill, who longs for adventures outside Atlantic Grove, her isolated North Carolina fishing village. She knows that women in other places must do more than hang laundry, tend gardens, and fry fish for dinner. In Atlantic Grove, most girls see nothing more in their futures than marriage to a fisherman and the meager existence that goes with it. Eleanor longs to experience the fast-changing world beyond Atlantic Grove -- she'd like to drive an automobile, see a picture show, and most of all, attend high school. At last she has her chance. Without her papa's permission, Eleanor leaves home to live with her aunt and uncle in nearby New Bern. As she discovers the satisfactions of higher education, Eleanor also attracts the attentions of a handsome Italian immigrant boy and a prominent doctor's son. While spending her teenage years in New Bern, Eleanor begins to realize how valuable love and family are in her struggle for self-reliance. Set against the exhilarating backdrop of 1910's America, this engaging novel vividly portrays one girl's search for identity and independence....

Title : Eleanor Hill
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ISBN : 9780615929057
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 242 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Eleanor Hill Reviews

  • Ann Campanella
    2018-09-18 08:29

    Eleanor Hill is one of my all-time favorite books from a fabulous writer. Lisa Williams Kline brings history to life in this story about a young woman who lives in eastern North Carolina and discovers a changing world as she grows up and experiences life beyond the boundaries of home. The main character, one of the first women to drive a car in North Carolina, is based on letters written by the author's grandmother. I can't say enough about how engaging this story is. You'll fall in love with the characters and get a glimpse of life during the early 1900s. A wonderful book for kids and adults!

  • Sydney Campanella
    2018-09-21 05:54

    I've really enjoyed reading this book over and over again.

  • Sara
    2018-10-12 05:55

    This was a very intriguing historic, coming-of-age novel that I could hardly put down! I felt like I was living in the early 1900s.