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The Color Of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

In 1863, a freed black man settles with his wife and three children on the plains of North Texas, only to have their dream turn into a nightmare. While Britt Johnson was away getting supplies, a violent Indian attack leaves … Continue reading

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My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner

Do you love historical fiction?  Do you enjoy a gripping adventure?  Do you have the time to read a 600 page page-turner? If you answered “yes” to these questions, My Name is Resolute is a must read for you! The novel … Continue reading

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The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The House Girl is a work of historical fiction about a 17 year old slave, Josephine Bell, who runs away from her master in 1852.  Fast forward to the 2004:  a New York City attorney, Lina Sparrow, is assigned to a … Continue reading

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The Quality Of Mercy by Barry Unsworth

The Quality of Mercy is the sequel to Barry Unsworth’s Booker Prize winner The Sacred Hunger, a novel about a slave ship revolt where the survivors ended up living peacefully in an interracial community in Florida, before they were found … Continue reading

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The Widow’s War by Mary Mackey

I needed a book set in Kansas and I have a love of historical fiction.  I ran across this book, which features the fight for Kansas Territory between the abolitionists and the pro-slavers during the mid 19th century, and it … Continue reading

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Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Liz Spocott is a runaway slave in 1850 Maryland.  She is shot in the head and captured by slave traders, when she manages to escape, setting free the other captures slaves at the same time.  In McBride’s novel, we are … Continue reading

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The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

It is 1850. Honor Bright is an English Quaker, who accompanies her soon-to-be married sister to America..  Tragedy strikes.  The sister dies following a short illness, and Honor is stranded in Ohio, with a not very welcoming community of Quakers. … Continue reading

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