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Hattie ever after /

by Larson, Kirby.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 230 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780385737463 :; 0385737467 :.Subject(s): Self-reliance -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Reporters and reporting -- Fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionSummary: In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco.
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After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces published in the Arlington News will not suffice. Real reporters must go to Grand Places, and do Grand Things, like Hattie's hero Nellie Bly. Another girl might be stymied by this, but Hattie has faced down a hungry wolf and stood up to a mob of angry men. Nothing can squash her desire to write for a big city newspaper. A letter and love token from Uncle Chester's old flame in San Francisco fuels that desire and Hattie jumps at the opportunity to get there by working as a seamstress for a traveling acting troupe. This could be her chance to solve the mystery of her "scoundrel" uncle and, in the process, help her learn more about herself. But Hattie must first tell Charlie that she will not join him in Seattle. Even though her heart approves of Charlie's plan for their marriage, her mind fears that saying yes to him would be saying no to herself. Hattie holds her own in the big city, literally pitching her way to a byline, and a career that could be even bigger than Nellie Bly's. But can making headlines compensate for the pain of betrayal and lost love? Hattie must dig deep to find her own true place in the world. Kirby Larson once again creates a lovingly written novel about the remarkable and resilient young orphan, Hattie Inez Brooks. 

Sequel to: Hattie Big Sky.

"A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jkt. flap.

In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco.

Includes bibliographical references (pp. 225-230).

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Horn Book Review

Fans anxious to know what happened to Montana homesteader Hattie after the Newbery Honor-winning Hattie Big Sky get their wish in Larson's big-city sequel. Hattie follows a traveling vaudeville troupe to San Francisco to pursue her dream of becoming a reporter (and to find out more about her mysterious deceased uncle, Chester). The city offers limitless possibility -- "each block we passed promised Grand Adventure" -- and Hattie soon leaves the troupe to work (as a cleaning woman) at the San Francisco Chronicle. Accomplishing her goals isn't easy: Hattie encounters sexism and betrayal in the newsroom; she's the victim of a con artist; and she constantly questions her decision to leave beau Charlie in order to live her own life. But her unflagging optimism and determination, along with her ability to take advantage of fortunate circumstances, propel her "from heavy lifting to headlines." Larson's excellent research makes the early twentieth century come alive: Hattie experiences an earthquake, flies in an airplane, and interviews President Woodrow Wilson in a broken elevator. Hattie's transformation from a naive, timid "country mouse" to a confident, independent young woman makes the story's ending -- in which she discovers where (and with whom) home really is -- all the more gratifying. rachel l. smith (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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