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Monday, July 27, 2009

Wonderful Win: Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke

Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke

Publisher: Back Bay Book/Hachette Book Group

I won this book from Dar at Peeking Between the Pages. Thanks Dar!

About the book: Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.

The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles - as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough -- is what propels Stand the Storm and makes the novel's startling denouement so powerfully affecting. (from the back cover.)

About the author: Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. She is also the author of the novel River, Cross My Heart, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club and became an international bestseller. (from the back cover)

Stand the Storm
Publisher/Publication Date: Back Bay Books, Reprint June 2009
ISBN: 978-0-316-00705-4
352 pages


bermudaonion said...

I won a copy of this too - maybe mine will come this week.

Darlene said...

Yaaay-your welcome! I'm going to be reading this with my book club for August and I can't wait. It sounds so good.

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds like one our book group might like.


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