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Angels make their hope here : a novel

Author: Breena Clarke
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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 peace for generations. It is a haven for young 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Breena Clarke
ISBN: 9780316254007 0316254002
OCLC Number: 856053492
Notes: LC copy signed by author.
Description: 275 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Breena Clarke.
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"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 peace for generations. It is a haven for young 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 into the mayhem of New York City's mean streets."--Jacket.

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