It S Late Summer , And The Streets Of Philadelphia Are Abuzz With Mosquitoes And Rumors Of Fever Down Near The Docks, Many Have Taken Ill, And The Fatalities Are Mounting Now They Include Polly, The Serving Girl At The Cook Coffeehouse But Fourteen Year Old Mattie Cook Doesn T Get A Moment To Mourn The Passing Of Her Childhood Playmate New Customers Have Overrun Her Family S Coffee Shop, Located Far From The Mosquito Infested River, And Mattie S Concerns Of Fever Are All But Overshadowed By Dreams Of Growing Her Family S Small Business Into A Thriving Enterprise But When The Fever Begins To Strike Closer To Home, Mattie S Struggle To Build A New Life Must Give Way To A New Fight The Fight To Stay Alive
bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and adults Combined, her books have sold than 8 million copies Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir in verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesta for the MeToo era, has received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks.Laurie has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN s National Leadership Council She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes Find out about Laurie by following her on Twitter at halseanderson, Instagram at halseanderson, and Facebook at lauriehalseanderson, or by visiting her website, madwomanintheforest.com.
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