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An edition of Dessa Rose (1986)

Dessa Rose

1st Quill ed.
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This edition was published in by Quill in New York.

Written in English

239 pages

This acclaimed historical novel is based on two actual incidents: In 1829 in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman helped lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed to the market for sale. She was sentenced to death, but her hanging was delayed until after the birth of her baby. In North Carolina in 1830, a white woman living on an isolated farm was reported to have given sanctuary to runaway slaves. In Dessa Rose, the author asks the question: "What if these two women met?"From there the story unfolds: two strong women, one black, one white, form a forbidden and ambivalent alliance; a bold scheme is hatched to win freedom; trust is slowly extended and cautiously accepted as the two women unite and discover greater strength together than alone. United by fate but divided by prejudice, these two women are locked in a thrilling battle for freedom, sisterhood, friendship, and love.

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Dessa Rose
2009, HarperCollins
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Dessa Rose
1999, Quill
in English - 1st Quill ed.
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Dessa Rose
1998, Virago
in English
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Dessa Rose.
1988, Futura
in English
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Dessa Rose
1987, Thorndike Press
in English
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Dessa Rose
1987, McMillan
in English
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Dessa Rose
1987, Berkley Books
in English - Berkley ed
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Dessa Rose
1986, W. Morrow
in English - 1st ed.

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Dessa Rose

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This acclaimed historical novel is based on two actual incidents: In 1829 in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman helped lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed to the market for sale. She was sentenced to death, but her hanging was delayed until after the birth of her baby. In North Carolina in 1830, a white woman living on an isolated farm was reported to have given sanctuary to runaway slaves. In Dessa Rose, the author asks the question: "What if these two women met?"From there the story unfolds: two strong women, one black, one white, form a forbidden and ambivalent alliance; a bold scheme is hatched to win freedom; trust is slowly extended and cautiously accepted as the two women unite and discover greater strength together than alone. United by fate but divided by prejudice, these two women are locked in a thrilling battle for freedom, sisterhood, friendship, and love.

Dessa Rose

1st Quill ed.

This edition was published in by Quill in New York.


Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3573.I45546 D47 1999, PS3573.I45546D47

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL370891M
Internet Archive
dessarose00will_2
ISBN 10
0688166431
LC Control Number
98031640
Library Thing
58427
Goodreads
476699

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