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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Color of Water comes a powerful page-turner about a runaway slave and a determined slave catcher.
©2008 James McBride; (P)2008 Penguin
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Critic Reviews

"Escaped slaves, free blacks, slave-catchers and plantation owners weave a tangled web of intrigue and adventure in bestselling memoirist (The Color of Water) McBride's intricately constructed and impressive second novel, set in pre - Civil War Maryland." (Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Roberta on 11-05-09

Spellbinding

I couldn't stop listening to this book! Leslie Uggams does such a great job narrating, that I felt I was right there in the story. The music was a good choice also. I was a little disappointed in the way it ended, but all-in-all it is a thoughtful, well written and well read book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By gayle on 08-31-16

Redemption

I redeemed myself with the book club girls. I'd recommended a couple of duds. Everyone liked this one! It felt like a spy novel or a thriller. So much insight into the covert, "intelligence" that was going on within the slave community! It was a page turner

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