A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia audiobook

A Sitting in St. James

By Rita Williams-Garcia
Read by Machelle Williams

Quill Tree Books, HarperCollins 9780062367297

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 05/25/2021

    ISBN: 9781665078443

  • Available on 05/25/2021

    ISBN: 9781665078436

  • Available on 05/25/2021

    ISBN: 9781665078450

Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A tour-de-force from three-time National Book Award finalist Rita Williams-Garcia, this story of an antebellum plantation—and the enduring legacies of slavery upon every person who lives there—is essential reading for both teens and adults grappling with the long history of American racism.

1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sylvie Guilbert has decided, in spite of her family’s objections, to sit for a portrait.

While Madame plots her last hurrah, stories that span generations—from the big house to out in the fields—of routine horrors, secrets buried as deep as the family fortune, and the tangled bonds of descendants and enslaved.

This astonishing novel from award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia about the interwoven lives of those bound to a plantation in antebellum America is an epic masterwork—empathetic, brutal, and entirely human.

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Author Bio: Rita Williams-Garcia

Author Bio: Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia is the author of the Newbery Honor–winning novel One Crazy Summer, which was also a winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. She is also the author of six distinguished novels for young adults: Jumped, a National Book Award finalist; No Laughter Here; Every Time a Rainbow Dies (a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book); Fast Talk on a Slow Track (all ALA Best Books for Young Adults); Blue Tights; and Like Sisters on the Homefront, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She is on the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English