Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family
Patrick Henry, the famous statesman, has a secret: He keeps his wife in the cellar. Slowly losing her mind, Sarah Henry has become a danger to herself and her children. But daughter Anne has a secret of her own: She knows which child will inherit their mother's madness.
Told from the point of view of the Henry children, this compassionate tale explores the possibility that Patrick Henry's immortal cry of "Give me liberty, or give me death," which roused a nation to arms, was first spoken by his wife as she pleaded for her own freedom.
Includes a reader's guide.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StephBecker - LibraryThing
I really liked this book! It focuses on Patrick Henry's family and is narrated by one of his daughters. This book is a little dark, but is very entertaining and is hard to put down! This book is great for middle school and would tie into an american revolution lesson. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ranaemathias - LibraryThing
Patsy, Patrick Henry's eldest daughter, is left to care for the family when her mother goes insane and must be locked up in the cellar for fear she will hurt one of the younger children. Patrick Henry ... Read full review