Book Reviews of Dessa Rose

Dessa Rose
Dessa Rose
Author: Sherley Anne Williams
ISBN-13: 9780739404157
ISBN-10: 0739404156
Pages: 239
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2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: William Morrow & Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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This acclaimed novel is based on two actual incidents: In 1829, in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman was sentenced to death for helping to lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed to the market for sale. In North Carolina, in 1830, a white woman living on an isolated farm was reported to have given sanctuary to runaway slaves. In this book, the author asks " what if these two women were to meet?" The story unfolds from there. Very good read.