The Purchase by Linda Spalding buy used Used & Rare price $6.91 new from$19.79 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Hardcover Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0771079354 ISBN - 13:9780771079351 Seller Comments: Straight spine with no creases. Cover has no damage and pages show little wear. With pride from Motor City. All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices. From the Publisher In 1798, Daniel Dickinson, a young Quaker father and widower, leaves his home in Pennsylvania to establish a new life. He sets out with two horses, a wagonful of belongings, his five children, a 15-year-old orphan wife, and a few land warrants for his future homestead. When Daniel suddenly trades a horse for a young slave, Onesimus, it sets in motion a struggle in his conscience that will taint his life forever, and sets in motion a chain of events that lead to two murders and the family''s strange relationship with a runaway slave named Bett.Stripped down and as hard-edged as the realities of pioneer life, Spalding''s writing is nothing short of stunning, as it instantly envelops the reader in the world and time of the novel, and follows the lives of unforgettable characters. Inspired by stories of the author''s own ancestors, The Purchase is a resonant, powerful and timeless novel.