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Jacob Have I Loved

Paterson, Katherine

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ISBN 10: 0690040792 / ISBN 13: 9780690040791
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, 1980
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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good copy with some light general wear. ex-library book with remnant of card pocket inside back cover, id tape on spine, and library stamps inside front and back cover, library stamp on title page marked out with black marker. text pages clean and unmarked. dust jacket is good with only very light rubbing. protected by a clean mylar cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015509

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Title: Jacob Have I Loved

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Back

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Book Type: Ex-Library

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"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated . . ." With her grandmother's taunt, Louise knew that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, her selfish younger sister, was the one everyone loved.

Growing up on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island in the early 1940s, angry Louise reveals how Caroline robbed her of everything: her hopes for schooling, her friends, her mother, even her name. While everyone pampered Caroline, Wheeze (her sister's name for her) began to learn the ways of the watermen and the secrets of the island, especially of old Captain Wallace, who had mysteriously returned after fifty years. The war unexpectedly gave this independent girl a chance to fulfill her childish dream to work as a watermen alongside her father. But the dream did not satisfy the woman she was becoming. Alone and unsure, Louise began to fight her way to a place where Caroline could not reach.

Renowned author Katherine Paterson here chooses a little-known area off the Maryland shore as her setting for a fresh telling of the ancient story of an elder twin's lost birthright.

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I was proud of my sister, but that year, something began to rankle beneath the pride.

Louise has had enough of her twin sister. Caroline is beautiful. Caroline is talented. Caroline is better. Growing up on the small island of Rass in Chesapeake Bay, Caroline seems to do nothing but take from Louise: their parents' love, Louise's chances for an education, her dreams for the future. They have spent their lives entwined -- sleeping in the same room, eating at the same table, learning in the same classroom -- and yet somehow nothing can bring them together. Louise's only hope lies in seeking a place for herself beyond the stretch of Rass's shores and her sister's shadow. What will it take for her to break free?

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