Song Yet Sung (Compact Disc)

By James McBride

Penguin Audio, 9780143142911

Publication Date: February 5, 2008

Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List

“Song Yet Song is a compelling story of slaves' struggle for freedom in pre-Civil War Dorchester County, Maryland, where enslaved blacks lived alongside free blacks. The unpredictable human behavior that continues through the novel reinforces the idea that slavery came -- and comes -- in many forms, to money, to power, to ideas of others more powerful. This is a wonderfully readable book that questions what freedom really is, and it's an outstanding book club pick!”
— Helen Markus, HearthFire Books of Evergreen, Evergreen, CO
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Description

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Color of Water comes a powerful page-turner about a runaway slave and a determined slave catcher.



About the Author

James McBride is an accomplished musician and author of the "New York Times" bestseller, "The Color of Water." His second book, "Miracle at St. Anna," was optioned for film in 2007 by Black Butterfly Productions with noted American filmmaker Spike Lee directing and co-producing. McBride has written for the "Washington Post," "People," the "Boston Globe," "Essence," "Rolling Stone," and the "New York Times." He is a graduate of Oberlin College. He was awarded a master's in journalism from New York's Columbia University at the age of twenty-two. McBride holds several honorary doctorates and is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. McBride lives in Pennsylvania and New York.
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