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The Wedding Gift  free pdf When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen's daughter and Clarissa's sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa's husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once powerful family.Told through alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' wife, "The Wedding Gift" is a stunning novel that shows where the complicated and compelling bonds and relationships between women explored in novels like "The Help "and "The Secret Life of Bees "began. Marlen Suyapa Bodden's novel is an intimate portrait of slavery and the 19th century South that shows where this particular American story and dynamic all started and will leave listeners breathless. Includes a reading group guide read by the author

About Marlen Suyapa Bodden

MARLEN SUYAPA BODDEN is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society in New York City, the nation's oldest and largest law firm for the poor. She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical slavery, human trafficking, and human rights abuses to write "The Wedding Gift," her first novel. Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. In 2012, the University of Rhode Island awarded Marlen an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.Jenna Lamia is the acclaimed narrator of Mary E. Pearson's "The Adoration of Jenna Fox," which won a YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults award, and Carol Lynch Williams's "The Chosen One," for which Jenna received the 2010 solo narration (female) Audie Award. Lamia made her Broadway debut in 1988 in "Ah, Wilderness," and she's also appeared off-Broadway in "The Glory Of Living," directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Her other acting credits include appearances on "Oz, Law

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Author : Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Publisher : MacMillan Audio
Data Published : 24 September 2013
ISBN : 1427232970
EAN : 9781427232977
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 9 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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