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The gilded years: a novel

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"Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country's most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white, but now finds herself rooming with Louise "Lottie" Taylor, the scion of one of New York's most prominent families. Though Anita has kept herself at a distance from her classmates, Lottie's sphere of influence is inescapable, her energy irresistible, and the two become fast friends. Pulled into her elite world, Anita learns what it's like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman--the person everyone believes her to be--and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. It's only when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita's brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister's, that the situation becomes particularly perilous. And as Anita's college graduation looms, those closest to her will be the ones to dangerously threaten her secret. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Gilded Age, an era when old money traditions collided with modern ideas, Tanabe has written an unputdownable and emotionally compelling story of hope, sacrifice, and betrayal--and a gripping account of how one woman dared to risk everything for the chance at a better life"--
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subject_facetAfrican American women college students -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
College students -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Race discrimination -- Fiction
Vassar College -- Fiction
title_displayThe gilded years : a novel
title_fullThe Gilded Years A Novel
The gilded years : a novel / Karin Tanabe
The gilded years [electronic resource] / Karin Tanabe
The gilded years [text (large print)] / Karin Tanabe
title_shortThe gilded years
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African American women college students
African Americans
College students
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literature
Passing (Identity)
Race discrimination