Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke audiobook

Stand the Storm: A Novel

By Breena Clarke
Read by Richard Allen

Tantor Audio 9780316007047

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200130818

  • ISBN: 9798200130801

  • ISBN: 9798200130825

Runtime: 10.46 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves, but it is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people. The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles—as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough—is what propels Stand the Storm and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Clarke's sensitivity and her lyrical, earthy narration bring a freshness to the somber subject matter. Kirkus Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Breena Clarke

Author Bio: Breena Clarke

Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. She is the author of the widely praised novels, River, Cross My Heart, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and Stand the Storm. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English