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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch FIC FORD CHA (Text) 34207002176601 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/27/2018
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews F FOR (Text) 73351000053107 Adult Fiction Checked out 12/27/2018
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC FOR (Text) 36803001062178 FICTION Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC FORD (Text) 79361000109465 Adult Fiction Available -
Butler PL - Butler FIC FORD J (Text) 73174005036214 Adult: Fiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC FORD (Text) 33118000184477 Adult: New Book Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC FORD CHA (Text) 34304000905932 Adult - Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville F For (Text) 32604000225193 DCTPLD AD New Books Checked out 12/17/2018
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza F FORD jack Chariot (Text) 840191002535414 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Fiction Checked out 12/27/2018
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC FOR (Text) 33187004410821 Fiction (adult) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781496713094
  • ISBN: 1496713095
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2018.

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"Two decades before the Civil War, a middle-class farmer named Samuel Maddox lies on his deathbed. Elsewhere in his Virginia home, a young woman named Kitty knows her life is about to change. She is one of the Maddox family's slaves--and Samuel's biological daughter. When Samuel's wife, Mary, inherits her husband's property, she will own Kitty, too, along with Kitty's three small children. Already in her fifties and with no children of her own, Mary Maddox has struggled to accept her husband's daughter, a strong-willed, confident, educated woman who works in the house and has been treated more like family than slave. After Samuel's death, Mary decides to grant Kitty and her children their freedom, and travels with them to Pennsylvania, where she will file papers declaring Kitty's emancipation. Helped on their perilous flight by Quaker families along the Underground Railroad, they finally reach the free state. But Kitty is not yet safe. Dragged back to Virginia by a gang of slave catchers led by Samuel's own nephew, who is determined to sell her and her children, Kitty takes a defiant step: charging the younger Maddox with kidnapping and assault. On the surface, the move is brave yet hopeless. But Kitty has allies--her former mistress, Mary, and Fanny Withers, a rich and influential socialite who is persuaded to adopt Kitty's cause and uses her resources and charm to secure a lawyer. The sensational trial that follows will decide the fate of Kitty and her children--and bond three extraordinary yet very different women together in their quest for justice."-- From publisher.
Subject: Payne, Kitty > Fiction.
African American women > Fiction.
Women slaves > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Trials (Kidnapping) > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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