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Angels Make Their Hope Here
288 pages; Little, Brown and Company
This tender historical novel tells the story of Dossie, a spunky stick of a girl who, after escaping slavery, finds a surrogate family in a Civil War–era settlement where blacks and whites live together harmoniously. There she makes a new life, until a shocking act of violence forces her into the red-hot center of New York's 1863 Draft Riots.
— Natalie Beach