In the Fall

In the Fall

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An interracial relationship between a Union soldier from Vermont and a runaway slave at the end of the Civil War initiates a haunting family legacy of war, racism, and secrets that follows three generations from the end of the Civil War to the Great Depression.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780871137654
Branch Call Number: LENT
Characteristics: 542 p. ; 24 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

You'll lose yourself completely in this saga that begins in the momentous era of the U.S. Civil War. Jeffrey Lent has woven a story that reflects the pain and degradation of slavery and the prejudice held against interracial marriages. Choices made echo down through three generations after Norman Pelham, a Union soldier, marries Leah, a former slave from North Carolina. Leah never overcomes the ominous feeling of retribution that lingers after her escape. The decisions she makes to settle her soul continue to disturb her family until her grandson unwittingly stumbles upon the truth and leaves us with some small chance of hope.

kmtompkins71 Mar 03, 2011

Amazing! Wonderfully written!


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