One Day's Tale: a novel by Lois BarliantOne Day's Tale: a novel by Lois Barliant

One Day's Tale: a novel

byLois Barliant

Paperback | January 12, 2016

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Betsy Randall and her family set out from England in 1713 to claim Good Hope, her late brother’s plantation in Colonial Virginia. Betsy arrives alone in a land of Europeans, Africans, and Indians becoming a nation. Accustomed to a life ruled by men, she realizes that she now owns not just a plantation but the people who live and work there. In her new life, she encounters the kindness and treachery of colonials; the bravery and violence of frontiersmen, soldiers, bandits and Indians; the inhumanity of slavery; and the surprisingly close relationships between slave and master.  On her journey to independence, Betsy is forced to confront both the cruelty and intimacy of slavery and the unwritten rules of a male-dominated society.
Lois Barliant is a former creative writing teacher and editor. Her work has been published in The Chicago Quarterly, The Clothes Line Review, The Hartland Review, and Out of Line. She lives in Chicago.
Title:One Day's Tale: a novelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:378 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.9 inPublished:January 12, 2016Publisher:Austin Lamp PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986245100

ISBN - 13:9780986245107

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 “One Day’s Tale isn’t historical fiction. It’s a literary novel about oppression.”  —Wayne Johnson, author, Live to Ride