Bowery Girl

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Penguin Young Readers Group, Apr 6, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
3 Reviews
On the streets of the Bowery, you do whatever it takes to survive. This is the story of two "Bowery girls"—the pickpocket Mollie Flynn and the prostitute Annabelle Lee, young women without family or education who must fend for themselves.Two young women whose survival depends on each other. After a chance encounter with Emmeline DuPre, a "Do-Gooder" who has recently opened a settlement house, Mollie and Annabelle are given the opportunity to better themselves. But the city offers many temptations the girls must overcome.

This vibrant, carefully researched novel shows how much—and how little—our world has changed.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

The year is 1883 and the Bowery section of NY thrives with a seedy sub culture of gangs, prostitutes, pickpockets and hustlers who do what they can to simply survive. The streets are a tough place to ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Mollie and Annabelle—both orphans, one a pickpocket, the other a prostitute—share a windowless tenement room, meager rations and a sense of desperation in the Bowery of New York City, 1833. They ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Kim Taylor lives on the Monterey peninsula in California. She is currently juggling two new novels, two dogs, and a cat.

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