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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Tyson Library - Versailles.

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Tyson Library - Versailles F CLA (Text) 31070500459835 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316254007
  • ISBN: 0316254002
  • Physical Description: print
    275 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]

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Summary, etc.: "Russell's Knob is not paradise. But already in 1849 this New Jersey highlands settlement is home to a diverse population of blacks, whites, and reds who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations. It is a haven for Dossie Bird, who has escaped north along the Underground Railroad and now feels the embrace of the Smoot family. Duncan Smoot presides as accidental patriarch, protector of his enterprising sister, Hattie, and his two rambunctious nephews. As Dossie busies herself with cleaning, cooking, and tending the chickens at Duncan's homestead, she wonders: Could this man, her rescuer--so godlike in her eyes, so much older than she--expect her to become his helpmeet? Tentatively, Dossie begins to put down roots--until a shocking act of violence propels her away from Russell's Knob and eventually into the mayhem of New York City's mean streets."--
Subject: African American women Fiction
Fugitive slaves Fiction
Racially mixed people Fiction
Interracial marriage Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    After the Underground Railroad brings Dossie Bird to Russell's Knob, New Jersey, she enjoys a new life in a racially diverse and harmonious highlands settlement with the Smoot family, until an act of violence leads her to the mayhem of New York City.
  • Baker & Taylor
    After arriving in Russell's Knob, New Jersey, via the Underground Railroad, Dossie Bird experiences and enjoys a new life with the Smoot family in a racially diverse town in this new novel from the author of Cross My Heart. 25,000 first printing.
  • Grand Central Pub
    Russell's Knob is not paradise. But already in 1849 this New Jersey highlands settlement is home to a diverse population of blacks, whites, and reds who have intermarried and lived in relative harmony for generations. It is a haven for Dossie Bird, who has escaped north along the Underground Railroad and now feels the embrace of the Smoot family.

    Duncan Smoot presides as accidental patriarch, protector of his enterprising sister, Hattie, and his two rambunctious nephews. As Dossie busies herself with cleaning, cooking, and tending the chickens at Duncan's homestead, she wonders: Could this man, her rescuer--so godlike in her eyes, so much older than she--expect her to become his helpmeet?. Tentatively, Dossie begins to put down roots--until a shocking act of violence propels her away from Russell's Knob and eventually into the mayhem of New York City's mean streets.

    With the same storytelling brio that distinguished the acclaimed novels River, Cross My Heart and Stand the Storm, Breena Clarke weaves a richly dramatic story of interracial harmony in the Civil War era--and of one woman's triumph in the crucible of history.


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