It’s 1960, but on the decayed Fairchild sugar plantation in rural Louisiana, vestiges of a grimmer past remain—the old cottage, overgrown garden maze, relations between white and black races.Stuck for the summer in the family ancestral home under the thumb of her cranky, imperious grandmother, Sophie, 13, makes a reckless wish that lands her in 1860, enslaved—by her own ancestors.Doesn't that sound good? Anyway, Ms. Sherman has two Advanced Reader Copies available. By posting this link - http://smallbeerpress.com/forthcoming/2011/03/02/the-freedom-maze/ - I am entering a contest to win one of those ARCs, so that I can review the book before it hits the stores. Not only that!
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