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The wings of morning

by Pura, Murray, 1954-

Format: Large Print 2012
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CLP - Library for the Blind Large Print Books FICTION Pura CL 15139
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Call Number  FICTION Pura CL 15139
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Pennsylvania, 1917. Jude Whetstone and Lyyndaya Kurtz, whose families are converts to the Amish faith, are falling in love. Jude is also in love with the newly invented aeroplane, and is allowed to learn to fly. Exempt from military service, he's manipulated into enlisting by unscrupulous army officers and shunned by the community. Reported shot down in France, an emaciated Jude later turns up in Lyyndaya's nursing ward, but the shunning remains in force.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pura (Zo) has penned a meaty story dealing with complex issues as the impact of WWI and the Spanish influenza epidemic affect a Lapp Amish community in Lancaster, Pa., during 1917-1919. At a time when the Amish are still considering their position on innovations like the automobile, photography, and electricity in homes, Amish convert Jude Whetstone has been allowed to learn to fly. While his childhood friend Lyyndaya Kurtz dreams of marrying the aviator, his forced induction into the United States Army Air Service and deployment to Europe triggers a shunning that threatens the young couple's future. Pura, who has been a pastor and author in Canada for more than 25 years, masterfully balances depictions of simple Amish living with the harm that can be caused when religious ideology overrides compassion and understanding. While he occasionally inserts improbable events to advance his plot, Pura's nearness to historical and Amish accuracies makes for a plausible and intriguing tale. Pura's previous works have been shortlisted for several literary awards; this entry into historical fiction is noteworthy as well. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Kennebec Large Print superior collection.
Subjects Amish -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Amish -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Love stories.
Christian fiction.
Publisher Detroit :2012
Language English
Description 513 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781410449689 (softcover)
1410449688 (softcover)
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