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A Million Nightingales

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Written by Susan StraightAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Susan Straight

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: May 8, 2007
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-9559-9 (1-4000-9559-X)
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about this book

From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom.

Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette’s experience–and the treacherous world she must navigate–with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama.