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A million nightingales

by Susan Straight

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Louisiana
    • Subjects:
    • Racially mixed people -- Fiction,
    • Plantation life -- Fiction,
    • Teenage girls -- Fiction,
    • Women slaves -- Fiction,
    • Louisiana -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSusan Straight.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3569.T6795 M55 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3426296M
      ISBN 100375423648
      LC Control Number2005050052

      On the Branches of My Heart, Singing "Freedom." Greenwood School 6th graders, under the tutelage of class teacher Jolene Jackson, in Mill Valley,. A Million Nightingales (Book): Straight, Susan: A haunting, beautifully written novel set in early-nineteenth-century Louisiana: the tale of a slave girl's journeyemotional and physicalfrom captivity to freedom. Susan Straight has been called a writer of exceptional gifts and grace (Joyce Carol Oates). In A Million Nightingales she brings those gifts to bear on the story of Moinette.

      Buy A Million Nightingales by Susan Straight from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. A Million Nightingales. Written by Susan Straight Review by Rebecca Roberts. Rich in detail, this is a well-researched and eloquent story, perfect for book discussion groups. The picture of antebellum plantation life that emerges is one about human ownership, and an underlying theme of mothers and daughters creates a poignant tone. Author: Susan Straight.

      Southern California appearances also include a stop at 7 p.m. Friday, Ma at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena; and guest appearances April 29 and 30 at The Los Angeles Times Festival of the Book. The protagonist of “A Million Nightingales” is Moinette, a slave, the daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew. I couldn't find much literary criticism of A Million Nightingales, and what I could find I don't have access to. There's a chapter in the book Revisiting Slave Narratives, ed. Judith Misrahi-Barak, that is devoted to the novel: "Racial Alliances in a White Neo-Slave Narrative: Susan Straight's A Million Nightingales" by Stephanie Li.


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In late summer, I collected the moss with the same long poles we used to knock down the pecans in fall. I waved the pole around in the gray tangles and pulled them down from the oaks on the land beside the house, not far from the clearing where we washed and sewed.

I couldn't take the moss from the. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape.

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