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Flags on the bayou : a novel / James Lee Burke.


"In the fall of 1863, the Union Army is in control of the Mississippi River. Much of Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is occupied. The Confederate Army is in disarray, corrupt structures are falling apart, and enslaved men and women are beginning to glimpse freedom. When Hannah Laveau, an enslaved woman working on the Lufkin plantation, is accused of murder, she goes on the run with Florence Milton, an abolitionist schoolteacher, dodging the local constable and the slavecatchers that prowl the bayous. Wade Lufkin, haunted by what he observed -- and did -- as a surgeon on the battlefield, has returned to his uncle's plantation to convalesce, where he becomes enraptured by Hannah." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780802161697
  • ISBN: 0802161693
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2023.
Subject: Civil war > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
Enslaved persons > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Abolitionists > Fiction.
Teachers > Fiction.
Surgeons > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Southern States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Fiction.
Confederate States of America > History > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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  • 81 of 96 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at James Memorial Public Library System.


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James Memorial Public Library AF BUR (Text) 37211001957202 New Adult Books Checked out 03/05/2024

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