Wild beautiful and free : a novel / Sophfronia Scott.
Book | Lake Union Publishing | 2023 | First edition.
5 holds on first copy returned of 5 copies

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First edition.
319 pages, 6 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
"Born the daughter of an enslaved woman and a Louisiana plantation owner, Jeannette Bébinn is raised alongside her white half sister--until her father suddenly dies. His vindictive wife refuses twelve-year-old Jeannette her inheritance and sells her into slavery. Now on her own, Jeannette must fight the injustices she faces because of her mixed race. She escapes enslavement and travels from Mississippi to Philadelphia to New York to Ohio, all while searching for purpose, love, and her place in a country torn asunder by the burgeoning Civil War. Everything seems to fall into place when she meets Christian Robichaud Colchester, the white proprietor of Fortitude Mansion, a safe haven for escaped slaves where Jeannette teaches. But despite their instant connection, Jeannette isn't convinced she belongs in his circle"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325).
9781662507458 (hc.)
1662507453 (hc.)
9781542036061 (pbk.)
1542036062 (pbk.)
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