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Pacific Street

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A small black woman and an Indian carpenter form a conspiracy against an enticing blond performer for the Shining Light saloon, in a vivid tale set against the backdrop of the ramshackle, half-built San Francisco during the Gold Rush. 15,000 first printing.
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published February 17th 1991 by Houghton Mifflin
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Mandy Sherman
Oct 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book was pointless. The ending was completely disappointing. Everyone just scattered friendless, alone, and angry. Which seemed completely stupid. I mean they all stuck up for each other saved each other from a crooked ruthless man. So why the animosity and separation? This book was a waste of my eyeballs time.
Diana Sandberg
May 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Very early days of San Francisco. Good but not gripping. I liked some of the characters. Story seemed disjointed, but because of time constraints I had to read it in small chunks, so maybe that was the reason.
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Pen name used by Elizabeth Eliot Carter.

Cecelia Holland is one of the world's most highly acclaimed and respected historical novelists, ranked by many alongside other giants in that field such as Mary Renault and Larry McMurtry. Over the span of her thirty year career, she's written almost thirty historical novels, including The Firedrake, Rakessy, Two Ravens, Ghost on the Steppe, Death of Attila,
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