The Resource Ophelia's war : the secret story of a Mormon turned madam, Alison McLennan

Ophelia's war : the secret story of a Mormon turned madam, Alison McLennan

Label
Ophelia's war : the secret story of a Mormon turned madam
Title
Ophelia's war
Title remainder
the secret story of a Mormon turned madam
Statement of responsibility
Alison McLennan
Title variation
  • Secret story of a Mormon turned madam
  • Mormon turned madam
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The priceless ruby necklace secretly given to Ophelia Oatman by her dying mother isn't easily given away--nor is her virginity. But Ophelia must choose between them. The necklace becomes both Ophelia's ticket to freedom and shackles of shame. Fate, family legacy, hair color, the shape of her skull, sex, survival, the completion of the transcontinental railroad, and the tension between Mormons and Gentiles in the Utah Territory converge to shape her destiny. Ophelia's War chronicles the battles for love and survival fought by a young frontier girl in the nineteenth century: her limited choices between polygamy and prostitution, the high cost of keeping her jewels, and the impossibility of protecting them. In an era when many women committed suicide so they wouldn't be shunned and face the shame of being damaged goods, the rebellious and resilient Ophelia uses disgrace and the rubies of her ruin to reinvent herself and win financial freedom. Yet what is the ultimate cost? Can love and reconciliation triumph over her loss and shame?"--
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McLennan, Alison L
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C57855
LC item number
O64 2016
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Rubies of ruin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Mormon women
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Bildungsromans
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Bildungsromans
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Mormon women
  • Women
  • Utah
Target audience
adult
Label
Ophelia's war : the secret story of a Mormon turned madam, Alison McLennan
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Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781432831882
Lccn
2015047689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928110414
  • 1573786
  • (OCoLC)ocn928110414
  • 1573786
Label
Ophelia's war : the secret story of a Mormon turned madam, Alison McLennan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781432831882
Lccn
2015047689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928110414
  • 1573786
  • (OCoLC)ocn928110414
  • 1573786

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