Uncertain Glory | Lea Wait


It’s April, 1861. The young nation is teetering on the brink of the Civil War. In the small town of Wiscasset, Maine, thirteen-year-old Joe Wood is struggling to pay off the debts of his newspaper and printing business. But as the effects of war begin to spread over his hometown, he must also juggle his personal ambitions and loyalties with new responsibilities.

He has to help Owen, his young assistant, deal with the challenges of being black in a white world now torn apart by color. He needs to talk his best friend, Charlie, out of enlisting. He wants to help his parents with their general store. And then there’s Nell, a young spiritualist whose uncle claims she can speak to the dead. Her headaches are getting worse. And then Owen disappears, and it’s up to Joe to save him.

Based on a real boy who owned and ran Wiscasset’s newspaper in the mid-19th century and went on to become a major figure in Maine journalism,  Uncertain Glory is the story of four young people touched by war’s tensions, forcing them into adulthood before they’re ready for all its ramifications.

Format: Hardcover Chapter Book
ISBN: 9781939017253
Publisher: Islandport Press
Publication date: 04/04/2014
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.10 x 9.10 x 0.90
Age: 10-14

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