The Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard audiobook

The Daughter of Union County: A Novel

By Francine Thomas Howard
Read by Robin Eller

Brilliance Audio 9781503937321
15.31 Hours 1
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A mother’s devotion. A daughter’s search for identity. This is a heartbreaking and hopeful novel of love, class, and race set against the backdrop of the post–Civil War South. In the late nineteenth-century South, Margaret Hardin has been raised with the advantages befitting her titled parents in the finest house in Arkansas. Unknown to the light-skinned, blue-eyed girl, she’s been born into a secret. Though her father—a man desperate to produce an heir—is white, Margaret’s real mother, a woman named Salome, is black. As the years go by, Margaret’s hidden history allows her to pass into a world of privilege. When the truth of her ancestry is revealed, she is confronted by a father who’ll risk anything to protect his legacy and embraced by Salome, who is determined to reclaim the child she loves. It’s a pivotal point for Margaret—as well as for the generations that will follow. Spanning decades, this unforgettable saga illuminates the empowering struggle of race and reinvention, of loyalty and family, and of finding your identity and the true freedom that comes with it.

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Summary

A mother’s devotion. A daughter’s search for identity. This is a heartbreaking and hopeful novel of love, class, and race set against the backdrop of the post–Civil War South.

In the late nineteenth-century South, Margaret Hardin has been raised with the advantages befitting her titled parents in the finest house in Arkansas. Unknown to the light-skinned, blue-eyed girl, she’s been born into a secret. Though her father—a man desperate to produce an heir—is white, Margaret’s real mother, a woman named Salome, is black. As the years go by, Margaret’s hidden history allows her to pass into a world of privilege. When the truth of her ancestry is revealed, she is confronted by a father who’ll risk anything to protect his legacy and embraced by Salome, who is determined to reclaim the child she loves. It’s a pivotal point for Margaret—as well as for the generations that will follow.

Spanning decades, this unforgettable saga illuminates the empowering struggle of race and reinvention, of loyalty and family, and of finding your identity and the true freedom that comes with it.

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Editorial Reviews

“Based on a true family story, this haunting first novel admirably revisits a painful time in history.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Francine Thomas Howard

Author Bio: Francine Thomas Howard

Francine Thomas Howard is the author of Page from a Tennessee Journal and Paris Noire. She left a rewarding career in pediatric occupational therapy to pursue her first love: writing. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her family.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 15.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English