Trade paperback. Her first novel, this chronicles a racially mixed family from Bermuda in 1790 to Boston in the late 19th century. Although superficially a 'romance' novel, this also addresses difficult and complex issues like slavery, lynching, interracial heritage, job discrimination. A title in the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women Writers. Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Introduction by Richard Yarborough. Illustrated. xlviii, 402 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. .ISBN # 0-19-5067851
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