The Farmerettes by Gisela Tobien ShermanThe Farmerettes by Gisela Tobien Sherman

The Farmerettes

byGisela Tobien Sherman

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A diverse group of young women just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on a farm as part of the Farm Services - tending the fields and the livestock - doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, who sends her wages home to support her single mother; Peggy, a flirt with a secret she is desperate to keep; Binxie, whose rich family doesn't approve of her; Isabel, who pines over her fiance who is off fighting; the mysterious "X", who of all the girls feels most out of place; and Jean, whose family farm has been taken over by this group of "farmerettes." As the Second World War rages across the ocean, friendship, romance, hardship, and heartbreak shape their summer, and no one will be left unchanged.
Gisela Sherman is an actor and a writer. She has written several children's books, including Grave Danger and King of the Class. She is a contributor to The Globe and Mail and other newspapers. She lives in Dundas, Ontario.
Title:The FarmerettesFormat:PerfectDimensions:348 pages, 8.25 × 5.54 × 0.88 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927583640

ISBN - 13:9781927583647

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! A fabulous peek into the lives of six mismatched girls during the Second World War. Defying convention, they leave home to work on a farm as the majority of men are away fighting. Thus the name "farmerettes." Joy, grief, romance and mystery shape their summer. An emotional and touching read!
Date published: 2015-06-17

Editorial Reviews

Impressively well written from beginning to end, The Farmerettes is a thoroughly absorbing read and very highly recommended for both school and community YA fiction collections. - The Midwest Book Review - 20151020