Passing by Samaria

Passing by Samaria

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Random House, Inc.
When the discovery of a schoolmate's lynched body puts her own life in jeopardy, Alena is sent by her parents from her beloved Mississippi home. With thousands of other African-Americans, Alena begins making her way north to the Promised Land of turn-of-the-century Chicago. On the way she meets two men who will dramatically impact her life: James, a young African-American believer determined to establish a newspaper in Chicago, and Pearl, a man with questionable intentions. A stirring novel by an exciting new writer, Passing by Samaria beautifully shows readers the path to truth, purpose, reconciliation, and joy.

Fleeing danger in her beloved Mississippi homeland, a young African-American woman seeks new life, love, truth, and joy in romantic, turn-of-the-century Chicago.

Baker & Taylor
Alena, a young African American woman living in rural Mississippi in 1919, is contented with her life until a dreadful discovery forces her to move to Chicago, where she must face racial unrest, social changes, and challenges to her Christian faith.

Publisher: Sisters, Or. : Alabaster, c2000
ISBN: 9781576736159
Branch Call Number: F FOS
Characteristics: 382 p. : 21 cm


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