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A tangled mercy : a novel / Joy Jordan-Lake

By: Jordan-Lake, Joy, 1963- [author]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2017]Copyright date: ℗♭2017Description: 433 pages ; 22 cm PaperbackContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1503946738; 9781503946736; 9781477823668; 1477823662Subject(s): African Methodist Episcopal Church -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction | Women teachers -- Fiction | Mothers -- Death -- Fiction | Cruelty -- Fiction | Charleston (S.C.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: "Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness."-- (Source of summary not specified)Summary: 2015: After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture-- and her entire New England life. She flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced it holds the key to understanding her fractured family and saving her career in academia. Her mother was researching a failed 1822 slave revolt-- and Kate will continue her work. 1822: Tom Russell, a gifted blacksmith and slave, grappled with a terrible choice: arm the uprising spearheaded by members of the fiercely independent African Methodist Episcopal Church or keep his own neck out of the noose and protect the woman he loves
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"Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness."-- (Source of summary not specified)

2015: After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture-- and her entire New England life. She flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced it holds the key to understanding her fractured family and saving her career in academia. Her mother was researching a failed 1822 slave revolt-- and Kate will continue her work. 1822: Tom Russell, a gifted blacksmith and slave, grappled with a terrible choice: arm the uprising spearheaded by members of the fiercely independent African Methodist Episcopal Church or keep his own neck out of the noose and protect the woman he loves

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