May 12 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Abolitionist’s Daughter

Posman Books

When:
May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-05-12T13:00:00-04:00
2019-05-12T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Posman Books
Cost:
Free
The Abolitionist's Daughter @ Posman Books

Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail’s debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi.

2019-05-12 13:00:00 2019-05-12 15:00:00 America/New_York The Abolitionist’s Daughter Vividly rendered, culturally important and unexpectedly personal, THE ABOLITIONIST’S DAUGHTER is Diane McPhail's debut novel. Set in Mississippi during the violent turmoil leading up to and just after the Civil War, the novel illuminates a corner of Southern history that’s little-known and rarely glimpsed: the experiences and struggles of those openly opposed to slavery in a time and place when the freeing of slaves was illegal, the suggestion of it potentially fatal.  At the novel’s heart are three extraordinary women who refuse to compromise what they know to be right, as they negotiate the devastations of war, betrayal and a world depleted by the conflict of men. One of these characters was actually inspired by Diane McPhail’s own great grandmother, as the events in the book are all based on the true historical feud between two families – the Edwards and the Greys – in Webster County, Mississippi. Posman Books