Abraham's Well

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 363 pages
3 Reviews
"This is the rare historical novel that both entertains and educates." - Publishers Weekly.

"Simply told and moving."- Booklist, starred.

A young woman and her family struggle to hold on to their dreams through decades of heartbreaking separations, forced relocation, escapes, and eventually, the Civil War. They belong to people who are themselves, despised, and whose land and rights are stolen. As Armentia's son grows, she points to a well on the land their Cherokee master owns. "It seems hard to believe now, but someday we'll have our own land. Land with a well just like this one. And when we get our well, we will call it Abraham's Well." Here is a story of courage, hope, and destiny that will not be denied.

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

Many know about the Trail of Tears and the constant harassment of the Native American Tribes by the white settlers who came and had no claim to their land, but took it anyway, wherever they went. Many ... Read full review

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User Review  - debs4jc - LibraryThing

The story focuses on the character of Armentia, as she tells the reader about what it was like for her growing up as a black Cherokee. At first she is unaware of her status as a slave, but then her ... Read full review


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