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Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel
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Sister of Mine

A Novel

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Narrator Bahni Turpin
Length 17 hours 22 minutes
Language English
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When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.

Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim—daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county—was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel’s father, too.

As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood—from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness.

Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they’ve lived for be lost?

Revised edition: Previously published as Slave and Sister, this edition of Sister of Mine: A Novel includes editorial revisions.

Sabra Waldfogel grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has always been fascinated by the drama of slavery and freedom in the South, before and after the Civil War. She studied history at Harvard University and received her PhD in American history from the University of Minnesota. Since then, she has worked as a technical writer and has written about historic architecture for Old House Journal and Arts and Crafts Homes. Waldfogel’s short story “Yemaya” appeared in Sixfold’s Winter 2013 fiction issue. In her free time, she collects and sells antiques with her husband. Sister of Mine is her first novel.

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Reviews

“An original and superbly written story, Slave and Sister establishes author Sabra Waldfogel as a skilled and talented storyteller. An engaging and solidly entertaining novel from first page to last...” -Midwest Book Review

“...a complex story of survival and the emergence of true love and heroism. ...A veritable page-turner that will capture the reader from start to finish.” -Lavender Magazine

“Well written...a pleasure for those who enjoy this genre of Civil War fiction.” -Civil War News

“A sweeping saga that takes you back to the time of the Civil War... The author brings this time period vividly alive for the reader... A book that touches your heart.” -Peeking Between the Pages

“The book is full of strong characters, some likable, some not, but you’ll be captivated from the first chapter to the last. The touch of Jewish traditions and heritage is a fascinating twist on a Civil War-era book.” -With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

“A compelling plot...recommended to readers who like to see unusual perspectives in historical fiction.” -Book Babe

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