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Reader recommendation: A Long Way From Home

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By Joland Mohr, Cottonwood, Minn. / March 13, 2012

Connie Briscoe, author of A Long Way From Home, is a descendant of slaves at Montpelier plantation in Virginia, and her historical fiction gives a heart-rending picture of their lives from 1836 to the end of the Civil War. I found the book both fascinating and hard to read. It has made a lasting impression on me.

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