Jane Smiley once again demonstrates her extraordinary range and brilliance.The novel, set in the 1850s, speaks to us in a splendidly quirky voice--the strong, wry, no-nonsense voice of Lidie Harkness of Quincy, Illinois, a young woman of courage, good sense, and good heart. It carries us into an America so violently torn apart by the question of slavery that it makes our current political battlegrounds seem a peaceable kingdom.
Used. Good condition. Some wear and tear. Some damage to the top, bottom, sides, and corners of the book. Price sticker on the back of the dust jacket from previous seller. Price marked in pencil.