A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner is the last book published in the Dear America series. The book was written by Judy Blundell, her only book for the series. It was released in March 2013 by Scholastic with Down the Rabbit Hole.

Book description

"My name is Minnie. This is my story....
When Minnie Bonner's father disappears after losing the family's Philadelphia tavern in a card game, Minnie is forced to work as a lady's maid for Lily Sump, the daughter of the cruel new owners. The Sumps have grand plans, however, grander than the city of Philadelphia can offer. They have decided to move to San Francisco—the greatest city in the West—and take Minie with them. But when a powerful earthquake strikes, devastating San Francisco, followed by raging fires that destroy huge swaths of the city, Minnie is presented with an opportunity to assume a different identity, become someone else—someone with a
lot of money. With chaos all around her, Minnie finds herself torn between telling the truth and indulging in a life she never thought she'd have. Yet, as mysteries from her past begin to unravel, it becomes clear that the earthquake isn't the only disaster at hand."



Main article: List of A City Tossed and Broken characters


Main article: Judy Blundell


See also

v - e - dDear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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