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The Resource The Good Lord Bird, James McBride

The Good Lord Bird, James McBride

Label
The Good Lord Bird
Title
The Good Lord Bird
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry--whom Brown nicknames Little Onion--conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival." -- Publisher's description
Awards note
National Book Award for Fiction, 2013
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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McBride, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Brown, John
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Abolitionists
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
Label
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1066044
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9781594632785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594632785
  • (OCoLC)861479082
Label
The Good Lord Bird, James McBride
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1066044
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Extent
458 pages
Isbn
9781594632785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594632785
  • (OCoLC)861479082

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