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The next ship home: a novel of Ellis Island
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Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2022].
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432 pages ; 24 cm
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"An unflinching look at the immigrant experience, an unlikely and unique friendship, and a resonant story of female empowerment."—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star

Ellis Island, 1902: Two women band together to hold America to its promise: "Give me your tired, your poor ... your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."

A young Italian woman arrives on the shores of America, her sights set on a better life. That same day, a young American woman reports to her first day of work at the immigration center. But Ellis Island isn't a refuge for Francesca or Alma, not when ships depart every day with those who are refused entry to the country and when corruption ripples through every corridor. While Francesca resorts to desperate measures to ensure she will make it off the island, Alma fights for her dreams of becoming a translator, even as women are denied the chance.

As the two women face the misdeeds of a system known to manipulate and abuse immigrants searching for new hope in America, they form an unlikely friendship—and share a terrible secret—altering their fates and the lives of the immigrants who come after them.

This is a novel of the dark secrets of Ellis Island, when entry to "the land of the free" promised a better life but often delivered something drastically different, and when immigrant strength and female friendship found ways to triumph even on the darkest days.

Inspired by true events and for fans of Kristina McMorris and Hazel Gaynor, The Next Ship Home holds up a mirror to our own times, deftly questioning America's history of prejudice and exclusion while also reminding us of our citizens' singular determination.

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"Disembarking on Ellis Island, Francesca arrives on the shores of America with her sights set on a better life than the one she left in Italy. That same day, aspiring linguist Alma reports to her first day of work at the immigrant processing center. Ellis, though, is not the refuge it first appears thanks to President Roosevelt's attempts to deter crime. Francesca and Alma will have to rely on each other to escape its corruption and claim the American dreams they were promised. A thoughtful historical story inspired by true events, this novel probes America's history of prejudice and exclusion-when entry at Ellis Island promised a better life but often delivered something drastically different, immigrants needed strength, resilience, and friendship to fight for their futures"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Webb, H. (2022). The next ship home: a novel of Ellis Island. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Webb, Heather, 1976 December 30-. 2022. The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Webb, Heather, 1976 December 30-, The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Webb, Heather. The Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis Island. Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks Landmark, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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