A novel about the Underground Railroad, this has the warmth and reality of personal reminiscences. The time is just before...

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THE GLASS DOVE

A novel about the Underground Railroad, this has the warmth and reality of personal reminiscences. The time is just before the Civil War. Sylvia's father, a writer and farmer in Ohio, has turned his farm into a secret stopover for slaves escaping to Canada. As the father's sentiments become more intense, he leaves his 17 year old daughter and enlists. After a while he sends Daniel, a wounded young sharpshooter, to recuperate on the farm, and he and Sylvia fall in love. This is distinguished from the commonplace novels with this theme for its vivid picture of a dramatic situation, of the Civil War and the complex of pro-and anti-slavery sentiments in a small town, and of a tense and beautiful human relationship.

Pub Date: March 9, 1962

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1962