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The Good Lord Bird by  James McBride - Hardcover - Later Printing - 2013 - from Bookworks and Biblio.com

The Good Lord Bird

by McBride, James

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. Novel about a slave boy who is forced to run off with aboloitionist John Brown. National Book Award winner, with embossed seal stuck to front of jacket. Fifth printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Light wear to book, tiny stains; faint tiny stains to jacket. Text clean.. Signed by Author. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.

2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction “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.  


  • Bookseller: Bookworks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: q1010
  • Title: The Good Lord Bird
  • Author: McBride, James
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: Later Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1594486344
  • ISBN 13: 9781594486340
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2013
  • Keywords: Fiction, Literature, John Brown, Abolition, Slavery, National Book Award
  • Size: Octavo


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