A More Perfect Union by Jodi Daynard audiobook

A More Perfect Union: A Novel

By Jodi Daynard
Read by Marcus Stewart

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The Midwife Series: Book 3

11.51 Hours 1
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In 1794, Johnny Watkins returns to America from Barbados, intent on becoming a great statesman. Even his hero, John Adams, believes the gifted boy will go far. There’s just one catch: Johnny must learn to pass for white. He finds a spirited and lovely confidante in Kate, one of the few who knows that Johnny’s father had been born a slave. But as he moves closer toward the new city of Washington, Johnny leaves Kate behind, falling instead for a prominent Maryland heiress who may not have his best interests at heart. Embroiled in the vicious politics of the approaching election, Johnny lives every moment at risk of being unmasked. Then, a discovery about Thomas Jefferson, one that could sway the election, imperils not only Johnny’s future but also his life. In the end, Johnny learns who his real friends are—and the truth behind the great promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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In 1794, Johnny Watkins returns to America from Barbados, intent on becoming a great statesman. Even his hero, John Adams, believes the gifted boy will go far. There’s just one catch: Johnny must learn to pass for white.

He finds a spirited and lovely confidante in Kate, one of the few who knows that Johnny’s father had been born a slave. But as he moves closer toward the new city of Washington, Johnny leaves Kate behind, falling instead for a prominent Maryland heiress who may not have his best interests at heart. Embroiled in the vicious politics of the approaching election, Johnny lives every moment at risk of being unmasked.

Then, a discovery about Thomas Jefferson, one that could sway the election, imperils not only Johnny’s future but also his life. In the end, Johnny learns who his real friends are—and the truth behind the great promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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“Outstanding…A whole new angle to the time of the Revolutionary War.” Feathered Quill Book Reviews on The Midwife’s Revolt

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Author Bio: Jodi Daynard

Author Bio: Jodi Daynard

Jodi Daynard is the author of The Midwife’s Revolt and The Place Within: Portraits of the American Landscape by 20 Contemporary Writers. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the Harvard Review, Harvard Magazine, the Boston Globe, Agni, the New England Review, and elsewhere. They have also been anthologized and nominated for several prizes. She taught writing in the expository writing program at Harvard University, MIT, and in the MFA program at Emerson College.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 11.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English