The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Song Yet Sung by James McBride

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Nowhere has the drama of American slavery played itself out with more tension than in the dripping swamps of Maryland's eastern shore in the 1850s. Liz Spocott is a captured runaway slave, shot and near death, and shackled to other runaway slaves in the attic of the notorious slave-catcher Patty Cannon. The ancient nameless woman she is bound to reveals 'the Code', a fiercely guarded, cryptic means of communication for slaves on the run. When Liz escapes once again, Denwood Long, a troubled slave-catcher and waterman, is coaxed out of retirement to break the Code and track down Liz, whose extraordinary dreams of tomorrow have created a freedom-seeking furore among the once complacent slave community. The mysterious disappearance of two children, one white, one black, seeds an explosive ending. This is a story of tragic triumph, violent decisions, and unexpected kindness. This 2008 Sceptre Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9780340976272 SKU: 1191126 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.