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Last Stop Freedom
Ann Nolder Heinz
Accolade: (with image of a blue ribbon)
First Place Winner Dragonfly e-Book Awards Competition, Historical Fiction Category
A desperate flight from brutal oppression -- and everything to lose if it fails...
Two women, one white, the other black, find themselves trapped in bondage on a South Carolina plantation in 1850s America. Their unique friendship gives each the strength to endure until circumstances threaten not only to rip them apart but to place their very lives in jeopardy. They undertake a harrowing flight with the aid of the Underground Railroad. Will slavery's powerful tentacles hold them?
Or will they find the freedom they crave.
"Ann Heinz has compellingly brought to life the drama of the Underground Railroad amidst the cruelty and compassion, the danger and idealism of life in slave-owning America. Her exceptional flair for capturing the living detail, speech, and "feel" of life for the enslaved, the Southern ruling elite, and Northern abolitionists alike gives the antebellum world a dimension of realism that period fiction rarely achieves."
Fergus M. Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America.
ELEMENTS TO TRY
Setting: South Carolina, 1851
1850s locomotive (train engine)
Broken or open shackles or chains
Open door of a prison cell
two female protagonists
a white woman and a black slave
escaping together via the Underground Railroad