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The water dancer : a novel

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New York : One World, [2019]  |   First edition. |   403 pages ; 25 cm.  |   0399590595  |   9780399590597

"Oprah's Book Club 2019"--Cover.

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss.

Branch Call Number Location Status Due Date
Centennial FIC COATE 2019 New Books Checked out 02/29/2020
Centennial FIC COATE 2019 New Books Checked out 03/02/2020

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3 current holds with 9 total copies.

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Slaves
Gifted persons
Slavery > Southern States > History
Southern States

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Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

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