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The next ship home : a novel of Ellis Island  Cover Image Book Book

The next ship home : a novel of Ellis Island / Heather Webb.


"Disembarking on Ellis Island, Francesca arrives on the shores of America with her sights set on a better life than the one she left in Italy. That same day, aspiring linguist Alma reports to her first day of work at the immigrant processing center. Ellis, though, is not the refuge it first appears thanks to President Roosevelt's attempts to deter crime. Francesca and Alma will have to rely on each other to escape its corruption and claim the American dreams they were promised. A thoughtful historical story inspired by true events, this novel probes America's history of prejudice and exclusion-when entry at Ellis Island promised a better life but often delivered something drastically different, immigrants needed strength, resilience, and friendship to fight for their futures"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781728243146
  • ISBN: 1728243149
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2022]

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General Note:
Includes reading group guide.
Subject: Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Italians > United States > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library FIC WEB (Text) 38256101876096 Adult Fiction Available -

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