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Balm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Perkins-Valdez, Dolen

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The New York Times bestselling author of Wench returns to the Civil War era to explore the next chapter of history the trauma of the War and the end of slavery in this powerful story of love and healing about three people who struggle to overcome the pain of the past and define t...heir own future.The Civil War has ended, and Madge, Sadie, and Hemp have each come to Chicago in search of a new life.Born with magical hands, Madge has the power to discern others suffering, but she cannot heal her own damaged heart. To mend herself and help those in need, she must return to Tennessee to face the women healers who rejected her as a child.Sadie can commune with the dead, but until she makes peace with her father, she, too, cannot fully engage her gift.Searching for his missing family, Hemp arrives in this northern city that shimmers with possibility. But redemption cannot be possible until he is reunited with those taken from him.In the bitter aftermath of a terrible, bloody war, as a divided nation tries to come together once again, Madge, Sadie, and Hemp will be caught up in a desperate, unexpected battle for survival in a community desperate to lay the pain of the past to rest.Beautiful in its historical atmosphere and emotional depth, Balm is a stirring novel of love, loss, hope, and reconciliation set during one of the most critical periods in American history.
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ISBN 9780062318664
Publisher Amistad Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days

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ISBN-13 9780062318664
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 10-15 working days
Publisher Amistad Press
Imprint Amistad Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, African Americans, Missing persons, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, Freedmen
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade