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Thousand Pieces of Gold
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Beacon Press 2015
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Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game. This biographical novel is the extraordinary story of one woman's fight for independence and dignity in the American West.
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Street Date:
07/21/2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807093740
ASIN:
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ruthanne Lum McCunn. (2015). Thousand Pieces of Gold. Beacon Press.

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Ruthanne Lum McCunn. 2015. Thousand Pieces of Gold. Beacon Press.

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Ruthanne Lum McCunn, Thousand Pieces of Gold. Beacon Press, 2015.

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Ruthanne Lum McCunn. Thousand Pieces of Gold. Beacon Press, 2015. Web.

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