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The Visionist

A Novel

By Rachel Urquhart

An enthralling first novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community.


After 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father, she and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called the City of Hope. It is the Era of Manifestations, when young girls in Shaker enclaves all across the Northeast are experiencing extraordinary mystical visions, earning them the honorific of "Visionist" and bringing renown to their settlements.

The City of Hope has not yet been blessed with a Visionist, but that changes when Polly arrives and is unexpectedly exalted. As she struggles to keep her dark secrets concealed in the face of increasing scrutiny, Polly finds herself in a life-changing friendship with a young Shaker sister named Charity, a girl who will stake everything--even her faith--on Polly's honesty and purity.

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Format: Book
Author: Urquhart, Rachel
Summary: An enthralling debut novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community. In this exquisite, transporting debut, 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father. She and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called The City of Hope. It is the Era of Manifestations, when young girls in Shaker enclaves all across the Northeast are experiencing extraordinary mystical visions, earning them the honorific of "Visionist" and bringing renown to their settlements. The City of Hope has not yet been blessed with a Visionist, but that changes when Polly arrives and is unexpectedly exalted. As she struggles to keep her dark secrets concealed in the face of increasing scrutiny, Polly finds herself in a life-changing friendship with a young Shaker sister named Charity, a girl who will stake everything--including her faith--on Polly's honesty and purity.
Title: The Visionist : a novel / Rachel Urquhart.
Publisher Date: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2014
Subject: Shakers -- Fiction. Abused children -- Fiction. Brothers and sisters -- Fiction. Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316228114 0316228117
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Urquhart
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Bib Id: 509238

Format: Book
Author: Urquhart, Rachel, author.
Summary: An enthralling debut novel about a teenage girl who finds refuge--but perhaps not--in an 1840s Shaker community. In this exquisite, transporting debut, 15-year-old Polly Kimball sets fire to the family farm, killing her abusive father. She and her young brother find shelter in a Massachusetts Shaker community called The City of Hope. It is the Era of Manifestations, when young girls in Shaker enclaves all across the Northeast are experiencing extraordinary mystical visions, earning them the honorific of "Visionist" and bringing renown to their settlements. The City of Hope has not yet been blessed with a Visionist, but that changes when Polly arrives and is unexpectedly exalted. As she struggles to keep her dark secrets concealed in the face of increasing scrutiny, Polly finds herself in a life-changing friendship with a young Shaker sister named Charity, a girl who will stake everything--including her faith--on Polly's honesty and purity.
Title: The Visionist : a novel / Rachel Urquhart.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little Brown and Company, 2014
Description: 345 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Shakers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Abused children -- Fiction.
Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Subjects: Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-345).
LCCN: 2013940557
ISBN: 9780316228114
ISBN: 0316228117
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Urquhart