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bybookie, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by bybookie)
Though this is a work of fiction set in the immediate Post-Civil War period it has a universal message about love prevailing over hate and good prevailing over evil.
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Laura Swan, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Laura Swan)
A soul-stirring read; the beautiful language in no way slowed down the plot. These are characters you want to spend time with; their story begins the day Abraham Lincoln was shot.
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Bill Houghton, August 13, 2012 (view all comments by Bill Houghton)
This is a thoughtful, emotional book on the lives of people, black and white, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. It's distinctly written from the black and abolitionist viewpoint, but that's just fine; that's what Leonard Pitts wanted to talk about. One of the cores around which the book is written is the search, by many of those who'd recently been slaves, for the families - wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters - who'd been sold away from them (or vice versa).

You won't regret reading this book; you may, as I did, find yourself weeping at the end, but also impressed by the resilience of the characters.
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Pitts once again demonstrates his gift for historical fiction; having examined the African-American experience of the 20th century in 2009's Before I Forget, he turns his lens to the painful aftermath of the Civil War in his newest. The traumatic period is viewed from the perspectives of two very different, but equally inspirational protagonists. As soon as the end of the fighting has been announced, runaway slave Sam can only think of reuniting with his wife, Tilda, whom he has not seen in 15 years. Despite the difficulties of travelling from his current home of Philadelphia to Buford, Mississippi, and his uncertainty about how warmly she will welcome him, Sam perseveres. His encounters in the South, which jarringly assert that the end of the war does not equal an end to bigotry and hatred, parallel those of Prudence Kent. An affluent white woman from Boston, Kent is headed to Buford to establish a school for former slaves, an idealistic vision that rapidly earns the violent wrath of white Southerners. In lyrical prose, Pitts unflinchingly and movingly portrays the period's cruelties, and triumphs in capturing the spirit of the times through eminently-identifiable lead characters. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , In the months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Sam--a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army--sets out on foot to return to the war-torn South. He is compelled to find his wife, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the farm to which they all belonged.

At the same time, Sam's wife, Tilda, is forced to walk at gunpoint with her owner from the charred remains of the Mississippi farm into Arkansas. In search of a place that will still respect his entitlements as slave-owner and Confederate officer.

Meanwhile, Prudence, a headstrong white woman of means leaves her Boston home for Buford, Mississippi, to start a school for former bondsmen, and honor her father's dying wish.

Freeman is a love story, sweeping, generous, brutal and compassionate. Few novels so powerfully capture the pathos and possibility of black slaves grappling with the promise and terror of their new status as free men and women.

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