A city tossed and broken : the diary of Minnie Bonner /
by Blundell, Judy.Material type: BookSeries: Dear America: Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic, 2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 218 p. : photos, map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780545310222 (paper over board) :; 0545310229 (paper over board).Title notes: $12.99 10-2014 (db)Other title: Diary of Minnie Bonner.Subject(s): San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Juvenile fiction | Women household employees -- California -- San Francisco -- Juvenile fiction | Diaries -- Juvenile fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- Juvenile fiction | San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Fiction | Earthquakes -- Fiction | Household employees -- Fiction | Family life -- California -- Fiction | Diaries -- Fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Diary fiction | Historical fictionSummary: It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
An award-winning author brings the story of one American girl to life. <p>When Minnie Bonner's father disappears, the wealthy gentleman Edward Sump, led by his avaricious wife, offers Minnie a chance to work as a lady's maid. The Sumps have grand plans, grander than the city of Philadelphia can offer, and decide to move to San Francisco - the greatest city in the west. But when a powerful earthquake strikes, Minnie finds herself the sole survivor among them. After the dust settles, Minnie discovers a bag belonging to the Sumps filled with cash and papers. With no one else to claim it, Minnie has turned into an heiress overnight. Wealth comes at a price, however, and she is soon wrapped up in a deception that leads her down a dangerous path.</p>
$12.99 10-2014 (db)
It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.