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The Moonlight School

(2021)
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Haunted by her sister's mysterious disappearance, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky, in the spring of 1911 to work for Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of education. When Cora sends Lucy into the hills to act as scribe for the mountain people, she is repelled by the primitive conditions and intellectual poverty she encounters. Few adults can read and write.

Born in those hills, Cora knows the plague of illiteracy. So does Brother Wyatt, a singing schoolmaster who travels through the hills. Involving Lucy and Wyatt, Cora hatches a plan to open the schoolhouses to adults on moonlit nights. The best way to combat poverty, she believes, is to eliminate illiteracy. But will the people come?

As Lucy emerges from a life in the shadows, she finds purpose; or maybe purpose finds her. With purpose comes answers to her questions, and something else she hadn't expected: love.

Inspired by the true events of the Moonlight Schools, this standalone novel from bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings to life the story that shocked the nation into taking adult literacy seriously. You'll finish the last page of this enthralling story with deep gratitude for the gift of reading.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

February 2021 : USA Hardback

Title: Moonlight School
Author(s): Suzanne Woods Fisher
ISBN: 0-8007-3965-5 / 978-0-8007-3965-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
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Paperback Editions

February 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Moonlight School
Author(s): Suzanne Woods Fisher
ISBN: 0-8007-3501-3 / 978-0-8007-3501-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Revell
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Moonlight School
Author(s): Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU