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The Good Lord Bird

(2013)
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Soon to be a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water 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 1856--a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces--when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry's master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town--along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm.

Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into 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.

Genre: Historical

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August 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Good Lord Bird
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Title: The Good Lord Bird (TV Tie-in): A Novel
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Lord Bird: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-59463-278-2 / 978-1-59463-278-5 (USA edition)
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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
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Author(s): MCBRIDE JAMES
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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)
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August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Lord Bird: A Novel
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