Song Yet Sung by James McBride

September 30, 2009 at 12:51 am Leave a comment

The 2009 “One Maryland One Book” selection is Song Yet Sung by James McBride. Song Yet Sung by James McBride 

“In the days before the Civil War, a group of slaves breaks free in the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers, plantation owners, waterman, runaway slaves, and free blacks.  Among them is Liz Spocott, a runaway slave, near death, wracked by disturbing visions of the future, and armed with “the Code,” a fiercely guarded cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run.  As she makes her desperate flight among the denizens of the swampy marsh lands, Liz’s extraordinary dreams of tomorrow create a freedom-seeking furor among the once complacent slave community.  It is one that will thrust them all into a world of haunting choices and inexorably closer to a mysterious, redemptive, and unexpected fate.” (from the book’s back cover)

“One Maryland One Book” is a program of the Maryland Humanities Council. It is designed to bring people together through the shared experience of reading the same book and participating in book-centered discussions and programs.

The Friends of the Library have generously funded the One Maryland One Book author tour.  James McBride will be speaking at North Dorchester High School, 5875 Cloverdale Road, Hurlock, MD  on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30 a.m. He is also the author of the national bestseller, The Color of Water.  The public is invited.


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