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The Good Lord Bird free pdf 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction "A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride." -cover review of "The New York Times Book Review""Outrageously entertaining." -"USA Today""James McBride delivers another tour de force" -"Essence""So imaginative, you'll race to the finish." -NPR.org"Wildly entertaining."--4-star "People" lead review"A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel." - "Washington Post" From the bestselling author of "The Color of Water "and "Song Yet Sung "comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade--and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry--whom Brown nicknames Little Onion--conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, "The Good Lord Bird" is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

About James McBride

James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the American classic "The Color of Water "and the bestsellers "Song Yet Sung "and "Miracle at St. Anna," which was turned into a film by Spike Lee. A graduate of Oberlin College, he has a master's in journalism from Columbia University. McBride holds several honorary doctorates and is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

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Author : James McBride
Publisher : Thorndike Press
Data Published : 08 January 2014
ISBN : 1410464857
EAN : 9781410464859
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 641 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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