Grace has grown up in slavery. As difficult as life on the Virginia plantation is, at least she has her family: Momma; her younger brothers, Thomas and Willy; Aunt Sara; and Uncle Jim. When she overhears Master and Mistress plotting to sell her brothers, she and her family decide to run away that same night. But without time to plan their escape and go north along the Underground Railroad, their only choice is to head deep into the woods of the Dismal Swamp.
Two years after being airlifted out of war-torn Vietnam, Matt Pin is haunted: by bombs, by the family - and terrible secret - he left behind. Now, inside a caring adoptive home in the United States, a series of events force him to choose between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom.
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