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Publisher's Summary

As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 “family” members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls - not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: “This ain’t rain. This is God’s tears.”
Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy. All the shrieks and groans, the betrayal and fury, the sorrow and regret are here in the stark, vivid monologues that pour from the souls of master and slave, auctioneer and observer during this “Weeping Time.”
©2005 Julius Lester (P)2006 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By K. Burger on 03-30-16

Great book

The narration of this book was awesome and very unexpected. I loved it and it kept me wanting to stay up and listen to it. You won't be sorry with this purchase and it's well worth it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-15-17

It amazing, it so sad it made me cry like 5 times

I loved it I finished this book in 2 hours. If u have a hard trouble reading or maybe its not ur reading level. Well they read it to u and u can finish the book faster

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