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The Good Lord Bird

McBride, James, 1957- Book - 2013 Fiction / McBride, James, Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / McBride, James None on shelf 19 requests on 8 copies Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

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moodeh submitted by gogo on June 17, 2019, 8:15pm moodeh

1100 submitted by timbecka on July 13, 2019, 8:03pm pointa

First-rate historical humor submitted by FordAlpha on August 29, 2019, 10:23pm Bloody and brilliant, horrifying and hilarious, profane and poetic, this historical novel is like nothing else I have ever read. It alludes in many ways to "Huckleberry Finn", and James McBride is every bit as funny as Mark Twain while turning the events of that classic novel on their heads. It's not for the squeamish, but I couldn't put it down. Reading "The Good Lord Bird" inspired me to read several other books, both fiction and non-fiction, about John Brown and the Bleeding Kansas period.

Nice the bird submitted by smr on July 1, 2020, 4:24pm Nice the bird

Goood submitted by Anthany on July 10, 2020, 9:38am Good bird

Amazing book submitted by fivenson on January 19, 2021, 1:43pm A winner. 11 stars ( out of 10). Did I say 'highly recommended'? Highly recommended!

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, 2013.
Year Published: 2013
Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781594486340
1594486344

SUBJECTS
Brown, John, -- 1800-1859 -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction