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The Good Lord Bird

McBride, James, 1957- Book - 2013 Fiction / McBride, James, Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / McBride, James 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.4 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 twang1223 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!

Language unlike any I have ever encountered submitted by kkjammers on May 20, 2021, 12:33pm Witty, sad, believable, funny, graphic - like history and reality. McBride tells the story from the point of view of a 12-year-old black male ex-slave dressing as a female, for "protection." The voices and descriptions are appropriate for the people of the time, unique and fresh. One of my favorite descriptions for someone whose brain is a little "cloudy" or who is a bit slow: "The cheese had slid off his biscuit." I thoroughly enjoyed this remarkable book.

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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.
Fugitives from slavery -- Fiction.
Abolitionists -- Fiction.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- John Brown's Raid, 1859 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction