Embers on the Wind

By Lisa Williamson Rosenberg,

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The past and the present converge in this enthralling, serpentine tale of women connected by motherhood, slavery's legacy, and histories that span centuries.

In 1850 in Massachusetts, Whittaker House stood as a stop on the Underground Railroad. It's where two freedom seekers, Little Annie and Clementine, hid and perished. Whittaker…

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Lisa Williamson Rosenberg’s first novel is an original and outstanding exploration of the brutality in the lives of the people America enslaved as well as the enduring trauma from bondage faced by their present-day descendants. The plot is ingenious: the fantastic old Whittaker House in The Berkshires was a stop on The Underground Railroad. The ghosts of the freedom seekers who died while hiding there remain trapped in the house—children, adults, elders. Similarly, the contemporary Black women who visit are still weighed down by slavery’s legacy. Williamson Rosenberg does a remarkable job at entwining past and present, along with balancing…

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