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When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissas hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah.  Sarah is also Allens daughter and Clarissas sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline.  When Clarissas husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once powerful family.

Told through alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius wife, The Wedding Gift is a stunning novel that shows where the complicated and compelling bonds and relationships between women explored in novels like The Help and The Secret Life of Bees began.  Marlen Suyapa Bodden's novel is an intimate portrait of slavery and the 19th century South that shows where this particular American story and dynamic all started and will leave listeners breathless.

 
Includes a reading group guide read by the author

About the Author

MARLEN SUYAPA BODDEN is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society in New York City, the nations oldest and largest law firm for the poor. She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical slavery, human trafficking, and human rights abuses to write The Wedding Gift, her first novel. Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. In 2012, the University of Rhode Island awarded Marlen an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427232977
Author:
Bodden, Marlen Suyapa
Publisher:
MacMillan Audio
Author:
Lamia, Jenna
Author:
LaVoy, January
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African American - Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
African American - Contemporary Women
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 CDs, 11 hours
Dimensions:
6.04 x 5.4 x 1.07 in

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