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The Daring Ladies of Lowell

(2014)
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dressmaker comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts - and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love.

Eager to escape life on her family's farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of "the mill girls." In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend - a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell.

But conditions at the factory become increasingly dangerous, and Alice finds the courage to represent the workers and their grievances. Although mill owner, Hiram Fiske, pays no heed, Alice attracts the attention of his eldest son, the handsome and reserved Samuel Fiske. Their mutual attraction is intense, tempting Alice to dream of a different future for herself.

This dream is shattered when Lovey is found strangled to death. A sensational trial follows, bringing all the unrest that's brewing to the surface. Alice finds herself torn between her commitment to the girls in the mill and her blossoming relationship with Samuel. Based on the actual murder of a mill girl and the subsequent trial in 1833, The Daring Ladies of Lowell brilliantly captures a transitional moment in America's history while also exploring the complex nature of love, loyalty, and the enduring power of friendship.

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April 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 1-62899-039-2 / 978-1-62899-039-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 0-385-53649-6 / 978-0-385-53649-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 0-345-80256-X / 978-0-345-80256-9 (USA edition)
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 0-8041-4829-5 / 978-0-8041-4829-0 (USA edition)
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February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
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February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell
Author(s): Kate Alcott
ISBN: 0-8041-4831-7 / 978-0-8041-4831-3 (USA edition)
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February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel
Author(s): Kate Alcott
Publisher: Anchor
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