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The American daughters : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The American daughters : a novel / Maurice Carlos Ruffin.

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  • ISBN: 9780593729397
  • ISBN: 0593729390
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, 2024.

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Summary, etc.:
"When Adebimpe is ten, she is sold with her mother, Sanite, to plantation owner John du Marche. He soon renames her Ady but Sanite never lets her daughter forget who she really is - a person who can read and write and understand numbers. Most importantly, Sanite reminds Ady that she must never reveal these abilities to a white person, especially not her true name. Tasked with maintaining du Marche's home in vibrant New Orleans, Ady takes in the city and starts to envision life beyond her dire circumstances. One day, she notices a beautiful stranger, radiant and poised with a colorful Tignon wrapped regally around her head. Ady realizes that she is a Free Woman. Inexplicably drawn to her, but not knowing who she is or what she does, Ady begins to search for answers - which eventually brings her to Lenore, a free woman who owns the Mockingbird Inn. When Lenore invites Ady to join The Daughters, Ady finds spiritual and sexual liberation, and with their help, imagines a new future for herself and her family"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Enslaved women > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
United States > History > 1815-1861 > Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 12 of 26 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Southbury Public Library.


  • 4 current holds with 26 total copies.
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Southbury Public Library RUFFIN (Text) 34019156205072 Adult New Fiction In transit -

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