Wallace King spent the best years of her young life on a farm in the midwest. She moved to New York to pursue an acting career, but while walking home during a snowstorm right before her 30th birthday, she realized that she really didn't want to act, what she wanted to do was write. She studied fiction writing at Barnard College and NYU and her debut novel, "The True Life Story of Isobel Roundtree," received starred reviews and was nominated for a number of awards. Her second novel, "Maybelleen," explored how history is never written the same way by two people and the ties that bind us through ancestry. She has taught fiction writing in UCLA's Writers' Program and she is also a professional screenwriter. "Edenland," King's third novel, is set during the first months of the American Civil War and explores the unlikely relationship between a self-educated black man--the enslaved son of his white owner--and an illiterate indentured Irish girl--a relationship which begins with mutual hate and distrust, and grows gradually, and sometimes painfully, to something called love.
- By: Wallace King
- Narrated by: JD Jackson
- Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
Born a slave, Bledsoe had never left Our Joy plantation, and a daring escape offers his only chance for liberty....
Slow and full of coincidences
- By Cheri on 03-31-17
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