Monday, January 12, 2009

What i am Reading

The Sugar Camp Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini is the latest book I am reading, the 7th in the Elm Creek Quilt Series. 
When I started this book, I thought it was another Elm Creek Quilt novel, taking place in present day Pennsylvania, with the same cast of characters in all the novels.
This one is different.
It takes place in the 1800s during the time of abolition.  It is well written, historical and touching.  The story takes place on a farm that was one of the stations of the underground railroad.  The station uses a quilt as a map to direct the runaway slaves or "passengers" as they were called.
The story explains the perils, tragedy and danger of the runaway slaves and the abolitionists who support them. 
A great, great read.  (This book is stand alone, not "in line" with the Elm Creek series.")

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