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Author: Diane McPhail
Date/Time: Tuesday 05/21/2019 at 11:00 AM
Book: The Abolitionist's Daughter
Synopsis: In her sweeping debut, McPhail offers a powerful, profoundly emotional novel that explores a little-known aspect of Civil War history — Southern Abolitionists — and the timeless struggle to do right even amidst bitter conflict. On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily's companion and often her conscience — and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face. Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set in motion as Nathan’s family arrives at the Matthews farm. In the tradition of Cold Mountain, "The Abolitionist's Daughter" eschews stereotypes of the Civil War South, instead weaving an intricate and unforgettable story of survival, loyalty, hope, and redemption.
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