Passing by Samaria

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Crown Publishing Group, Dec 22, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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When the discovery of a schoolmate's lynched body puts her own life in jeopardy, Alena is sent by her parents from her beloved Mississippi home. With thousands of other African-Americans, Alena begins making her way north to the Promised Land of turn-of-the-century Chicago. On the way she meets two men who will dramatically impact her life: James, a young African-American believer determined to establish a newspaper in Chicago, and Pearl, a man with questionable intentions. A stirring novel by an exciting new writer, Passing by Samaria beautifully shows readers the path to truth, purpose, reconciliation, and joy.


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Ms. Foster's skilfully told tale of a young girl in 1919 Mississippi whose whole life is suddenly turned upside down. She must then leave everything she has known and loved. The book vividly shows the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sharon Ewell Foster is a single mother of two, a former Defense Department employee, and an expert trainer and public speaker, making her home in Maryland. She also writes devotionals for Daily Guideposts and for the soon-to-be-released Women of Color Devotional Bible.


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