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The Second Life of Mirielle West: A Haunting Historical Novel Perfect for Book Clubs (utgåvan 2021)

av Amanda Skenandore (Författare)

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Fiction. Literature. Historical Fiction. HTML:The glamorous world of a silent film star's wife abruptly crumbles when she's forcibly quarantined at the Carville Lepers Home in this page-turning story of courage, resilience, and reinvention set in 1920s Louisiana and Los Angeles. Based on little-known history, this timely book will strike a chord with readers of Fiona Davis, Tracey Lange, and Marie Benedict.

Based on the true story of America's only leper colony, The Second Life of Mirielle West brings vividly to life the Louisiana institution known as Carville, where thousands of people were stripped of their civil rights, branded as lepers, and forcibly quarantined throughout the entire 20th century.

For Mirielle West, a 1920's socialite married to a silent film star, the isolation and powerlessness of the Louisiana Leper Home is an unimaginable fall from her intoxicatingly chic life of bootlegged champagne and the star-studded parties of Hollywood's Golden Age. When a doctor notices a pale patch of skin on her hand, she's immediately branded a leper and carted hundreds of miles from home to Carville, taking a new name to spare her family and famous husband the shame that accompanies the disease.

At first she hopes her exile will be brief, but those sent to Carville are more prisoners than patients and their disease has no cure. Instead she must find community and purpose within its walls, struggling to redefine her self-worth while fighting an unchosen fate.

As a registered nurse, Amanda Skenandore's medical background adds layers of detail and authenticity to the experiences of patients and medical professionals at Carville the isolation, stigma, experimental treatments, and disparate community. A tale of repulsion, resilience, and the Roaring '20s, The Second Life of Mirielle West is also the story of a health crisis in America's past, made all the more poignant by the author's experiences during another, all-too-recent crisis.

PRAISE FOR AMANDA SKENANDORE'S BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY
"Intensely emotional...Skenandore's deeply introspective and moving novel will appeal to readers of American history."
Publishers Weekly.
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Titel:The Second Life of Mirielle West: A Haunting Historical Novel Perfect for Book Clubs
Författare:Amanda Skenandore (Författare)
Info:Kensington (2021), 384 pages
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I was really drawn into this story. I had no idea that leprosy was prevalent in the United States nor had I heard of Carville. The author tells a compelling story based on history. The characters are so real and believable. My heart was touched profoundly as I read of the struggles, stigma, heartaches and joys. ( )
  LuLibro | Jan 22, 2024 |
Very good!! Highly recommend! ( )
  PKolb | Sep 8, 2023 |
What an interesting story based on an actual leper colony in the U.S. Who knew such a thing existed? And to think that patients were forcibly whisked away from their families at the first sign of the disease and locked up, perhaps never to see their loved ones again, is inconceivable to me. Mirielle/Pauline was a fascinating character, too. The grief and guilt she felt over her dead son and the two little daughters she had to leave was all too real, but she was so resilient! She really found a way to adapt to her new circumstances and showed that her husband's assessment of her self-absorption was not all there was to her character. I had to laugh at my mental picture of her climbing fences, slogging through mud, and falling into swampy waters in her beautiful clothes and dainty shoes, but I also admired how she stepped up and showed how she truly cared about the people she encountered in her second life. It was satisfying that she found love again with Frank and that Jean found a surrogate mother. I'm sure not many of the real people who inhabited Carville had such a happy ending.

We liked "The Second Life . . ." Thought it was a good Summer read. We felt much like you did. All the (wrong) clothes she brought!! On the train, when she brought some water to Hector, could be called "a baby step" to her caring for others. One thing, we would have liked to know some about her background. It was hard to believe she actually found Jean's father and, then, that she found Jean but we were glad she did. Frank was a favorite character, glad he, Mirielle and Jean got together and made a family. Yes, Mirielle certainly did change. ( )
  NMBookClub | Jul 13, 2023 |
This novel gave me an insight to how people with leprosy, Hansen's disease, were treated in the 20s. Mirielle, the main character, was not very likable at all in the beginning, the society wife who married a film star, but as the novel progressed, I enjoyed how she changed. I knew very little of any leper colony in the US or how it was handled. The book did drag in the middle to the point that I did some skimming. It certainly picked up as the end approached, although I did feel that the ending was rather abrupt. It's another example of what I imagine is an author's being told to write X number of pages and cutting off a book to meet that specification. I doubt that happens, but it seems that many books end this way. ( )
  hobbitprincess | Jun 19, 2023 |
Mirielle Carver is a socialite from California mourning the death of her son Felix. She is diagnosed with leprosy and sent to the isolation camp in Carville Louisiana. At first she keep her distance from the other patients but gradualy she changes to find her own peace of mind. ( )
  janismack | May 21, 2023 |
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Fiction. Literature. Historical Fiction. HTML:The glamorous world of a silent film star's wife abruptly crumbles when she's forcibly quarantined at the Carville Lepers Home in this page-turning story of courage, resilience, and reinvention set in 1920s Louisiana and Los Angeles. Based on little-known history, this timely book will strike a chord with readers of Fiona Davis, Tracey Lange, and Marie Benedict.

Based on the true story of America's only leper colony, The Second Life of Mirielle West brings vividly to life the Louisiana institution known as Carville, where thousands of people were stripped of their civil rights, branded as lepers, and forcibly quarantined throughout the entire 20th century.

For Mirielle West, a 1920's socialite married to a silent film star, the isolation and powerlessness of the Louisiana Leper Home is an unimaginable fall from her intoxicatingly chic life of bootlegged champagne and the star-studded parties of Hollywood's Golden Age. When a doctor notices a pale patch of skin on her hand, she's immediately branded a leper and carted hundreds of miles from home to Carville, taking a new name to spare her family and famous husband the shame that accompanies the disease.

At first she hopes her exile will be brief, but those sent to Carville are more prisoners than patients and their disease has no cure. Instead she must find community and purpose within its walls, struggling to redefine her self-worth while fighting an unchosen fate.

As a registered nurse, Amanda Skenandore's medical background adds layers of detail and authenticity to the experiences of patients and medical professionals at Carville the isolation, stigma, experimental treatments, and disparate community. A tale of repulsion, resilience, and the Roaring '20s, The Second Life of Mirielle West is also the story of a health crisis in America's past, made all the more poignant by the author's experiences during another, all-too-recent crisis.

PRAISE FOR AMANDA SKENANDORE'S BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY
"Intensely emotional...Skenandore's deeply introspective and moving novel will appeal to readers of American history."
Publishers Weekly.

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