A Matty Trescott Novel
TO THE READER:
This book is a work of historical fiction. The main characters are imaginary, but many of the other people in the book are real. Most of the places described are real. We have based the action in the book on events that actually occurred. Most important, the character of Matty is based on the lives of women (more than 400 of them!) who really did what Matty does in this book.
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