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The Good Lord Bird - A Novel

James McBride

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year "A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride." -cover review of The New York Times Book Review "Outrageously entertaining." -USA Today "James McBride delivers another tour de force" -Essence "So imaginative, you'll race to the finish." -NPR.org "Wildly entertaining."-4-star People lead review "A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel." - Washington Post From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade-and who must pass as a girl to survive. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Boatman

Length:

14h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

29:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

33:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

49:39