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The Good Lord Bird

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith
A Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year

"A magnificent new novel by the best-selling author James McBride." - cover review of The New York Times Book Review

"Outrageously entertaining." - USA Today
"James McBride delivers another tour de force" - Essence
"So imaginative, you'll race to the finish." - NPR.org
"Wildly entertaining." - 4-star People lead review
"A boisterous, highly entertaining, altogether original novel." - Washington Post

Look out for McBride's new book, Five-Carat Soul

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water,Song Yet Sung, and Kill 'Em and Leave, a James Brown biography, comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown's antislavery crusade - and who must pass as a girl to survive.


Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town - with Brown, who believes he's a girl.

Over the ensuing months, Henry - whom Brown nicknames Little Onion - conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 - one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.

An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.


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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 0-606-35657-6 / 978-0-606-35657-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Lord Bird: A Novel
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59448-634-4 / 978-1-59448-634-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-4104-6485-7 / 978-1-4104-6485-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59463-278-2 / 978-1-59463-278-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Lord Bird (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59413-783-8 / 978-1-59413-783-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-59463-337-1 / 978-1-59463-337-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hudson Street Press (an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc)
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Audio Editions

February 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Lord Bird: A Novel
Author(s): James McBride
ISBN: 1-61176-293-6 / 978-1-61176-293-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
Author(s): James McBride
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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