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A mercy: a novel

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.1 - AR Pts: 7
Description
"In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh," he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Rejected by her mother, Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, and later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives. A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter--a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment." --Publisher's description
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ISBN:
9780307264237
9780307270443
9780739332542
9780307276766
9781415956823
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.1, 7 Points
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Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-24 04:15:53AM
Last Indexed2021-06-23 04:46:02AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780739332542

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subject_facetAfrican American -- FICTION
African American girls -- Fiction
African American girls -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Audiobooks (CD)
Coming of Age -- FICTION
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Interracial adoption -- Fiction
Interracial adoption -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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Racism -- Fiction
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title_displayA mercy : a novel
title_fullA Mercy
A Mercy [eBook] Morrison, Toni
A mercy : a novel / by Toni Morrison
A mercy [sound recording] / by Toni Morrison
title_shortA mercy
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American
African American Fiction
African American girls
Audiobooks (CD)
Coming of Age
Fiction
Interracial adoption
Literary
Literature
Racism