Free Passage

Author: J. R. McRae
Illustrator: Terry Hand
Publish Date: April 2014
Pages: 88
Price: $16.99


Dimensions: 9 in. tall, 6 in. wide, 0.18 in. thick
Publisher: Tate Pub
ISBN: 1625639104

Book Overview

What price is freedom? What will a man or woman give for passage into a better life, a life free of whatever drove them to escape? Set during the horrors of the Civil War, Free Passage tells the interlinked stories of men, young women and children, whose lives are torn apart by the War. Each of them flies in the face of adversity and each triumphs, though in a very different way. It begins with the tragedy of the Maguire twins and introduces Girl. A deaf slave, Girl, finds forbidden love with a good man, her owner's son, only to have War wrench them apart. She flees to seek freedom for herself and her child in Canada. Migrant tinker, Herr Schmidt, seeks across the war torn States to find his missing daughter, Mina, and finds instead a runaway slave and an orphaned boy caring for his little brother. The War makes a man of the boy before his time. Mina escapes her captors and lives by her wits, finding her way to safety and a future she could once only dream of.

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