Yesterday's Dead by Pat BourkeYesterday's Dead by Pat Bourke

Yesterday's Dead

byPat Bourke

Perfect | April 16, 2012

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Thirteen-year-old Meredith yearns to become a teacher but must leave school to help support her family. To find the best paying job for a young girl of her class, she travels to the city to work as household help in a doctor's home. From the start, her life is made difficult by the cantankerous and prickly butler, and confrontations with Maggie, the doctor's spoiled thirteen-year-old daughter. As the deadly Spanish Flu sweeps across the city, members of the household fall ill one by one. With the doctor working night and day at the hospital, only Meredith, Maggie, and Jack, Maggie's handsome older brother, are left to care for them. Every day the newspapers' lists of "Yesterday's Dead" add to Meredith's growing fears. When Jack becomes gravely ill, Meredith must stop fighting with Maggie so they can work together to save him. As Meredith wrestles with questions of duty and responsibility, she opens the door to a future that she thought had been closed forever.
Pat Bourke is a freelance business writer and editor whose previous careers included strategy consultant and high school math teacher. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tippet Foundation, a charitable foundation that funds not-for-profit arts, education, and community organizations primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. ...
Title:Yesterday's DeadFormat:PerfectDimensions:232 pages, 7.5 × 5.33 × 0.63 inPublished:April 16, 2012Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926920325

ISBN - 13:9781926920320


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yesterday's Dead It's a great book filled with adventure and suspense.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Y d I really loved reading the book!
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This is a great historical fiction novel!! I'm not surprised that it is a Silver Birch book. The book makes sense and I am so happy that I read it!
Date published: 2014-01-11

Editorial Reviews

It's a gift from an author when a reader can experience writing that helps increase one's understanding of a time of war, a time when very young women worked, and a time when Canadians were being tested by an invisible and lethal invader.