Angels Make Their Hope Here

Angels Make Their Hope Here

A Novel

Book - 2014 | First edition
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780316254007
0316254002
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 25 cm

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"After River, Cross My Heart, an Oprah's Book Club selection, set in her hometown of Washington, DC, in the 1920s, Clarke returns to the 1860s, giving voice in her lyrical third novel to a group of proud and free African Americans. The inhabitants of Russell's Knob-a tight-knit outpost commu... Read More »


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