The Wedding Gift (Hardcover)

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    In 1852, when prestigious Alabama plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah—her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper Southern belle s...

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    MARLEN SUYAPA BODDEN is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society, the nation’s oldest and largest law firm for the poor, in New York City. She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical slavery, human trafficking, and human rights abuses to writeThe Wedding Gift, her first novel.
    In 1852, when prestigious Alabama plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah—her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper Southern belle she appears to be, with ambitions of loving whom she chooses. Sarah equally hides behind the facade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these tumultuous secrets and desires with them to their new home, igniting events that spiral into a tale beyond what you ever imagined possible. Told through the alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' wife, Marlen Suyapa Bodden'sThe Wedding Gift is an intimate portrait of slavery and the 19th Century South that will leave readers breathless.

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    ISBN 9781250026385
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 305
    Publisher Date 2013-09-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher St Martins Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bodden, Marlen Suyapa

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