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Learned by heart / Emma Donoghue.

A heartbreakingly gorgeous novel based on the true story of two girls who fall secretly, deeply, and dangerously in love at boarding school in 19th century York. Drawing on years of investigation and Anne Lister's five-million-word secret journal, Learned by Heart is the long-buried love story of Eliza Raine, an orphan heiress banished from India to England at age six, and Anne Lister, a brilliant, troublesome tomboy, who meet at the Manor School for young ladies in York in 1805 when they are both fourteen. Emotionally intense, psychologically compelling, and deeply researched, Learned by Heart is an extraordinary work of fiction by one of the world's greatest storytellers. Full of passion and heartbreak, the tangled lives of Anne Lister and Eliza Raine form a love story for the ages.

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  • ISBN: 9780316564434 hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0316564435 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.
Subject: Lister, Anne, 1791-1840 > Fiction.
Raine, Eliza, 1791-1860 > Fiction.
Boarding schools > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Lesbian teenagers > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
York (England) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Lesbian fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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  • 11 of 13 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Collinsville Community Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34259000498016 Adult Area New Available -
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34001001445418 Adult Area New Available -
Dover Area Community Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34217000896928 Adult Area New Available -
Glatfelter Memorial Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34216000935520 Adult Area Available -
Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34007002506660 Adult Area New Checked Out 04/29/2024
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34002001613336 Adult Area New Available -
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults DON Fiction (Text)
Bookplate: Presented by Jerry Gleason In Memory of Beverly M. Trump
34002001614649 Adult Area New Checked Out 05/04/2024
Kreutz Creek Valley Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 34261000554442 Adult Area New Available -
Martin Library Adults DON Fiction (Text) 33454005961412 Reading Room Balcony Available -
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