The Orphan Collector | Ellen Marie Wiseman
Thursday, August 27 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Venue Hosted by the Lewes Public Library
In the fall of 1918, Philadelphians are celebrating the end of World War I when an even more urgent threat arrives: an influenza pandemic. After her mother’s brutally sudden death, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange must leave their tenement apartment to find food for her two baby brothers. Then she herself falls ill and after a hospital stay is forced into an orphanage. Pia runs away to find her brothers, while a woman who is perhaps a greater threat than the virus itself plots to keep them separated.