Stand the Storm (Paperback)
Back Bay Books, 9780316007054, 321pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
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Praise For Stand the Storm…
"Calling all book clubs! Clarke, whose debut novel, River, Cross My Heart, was a 1999 Oprah pick, scores again with this Civil War-era saga, set in Washington. She tells the deeply affecting story of a family of freed slaves in an evocative, historically rich book that brings the turbulent period alive. The author neither averts her eye from, nor sugarcoats the truth about, the uphill struggle for dignity in this gritty town. A-"
"Clarke again delivers a gripping story and seemingly effortlessly captures the bond between a mother and son and the price of freedom."
"A gripping novel about a family's heart-wrenching journey out of slavery."
"Fans of River, Cross My Heart will instantly recognize the author's poetic sentences and the powerful emotional scenes that leave us breathless."
"... 'Stand the Storm' is a powerful story quietly told."
-The Denver Post
"Almost a decade later, Stand the Storm is a fulfilling follow-up, written with the same restraint and sensitivity that made her earlier novel such a hit."
-Washington City Paper