A New Dawn Rising

by Patricia Marie Budd



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9780595600106
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 342
ISBN : 9781605280042

About the Book

"A New Dawn Rising is a compelling read with characters that linger in your mind weeks and months after you read the final page."-Fort McMurray Today

"The book will take the reader through a range of emotions, serving as a cumulative and breathtaking mirror to the world of the South. The characters are intriguing and develop in pace with the plot."-Saskatchewan Library Forum

A New Dawn Rising is set in the fictional town of Laurel Creek, Georgia, just north of burgeoning Savannah in 1809. John Connolley, nearing thirty years old, yearns to own some land of his own but, though white, he was born into slavery. Raised like a son by his owner, Jacob Barlow, he soon learned he was property when Barlow thought he had tried to run. John was only fourteen years old.

Now, fifteen years later, John faces the impossible task of raising enough money to live freely. Struggling with the humiliation of being rented out to rich ladies for their amusement, he loses the woman he loves. John hopes to be freed of the stigma of slavery and indeed hold the truths of the Declaration of Independence to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.

About the Author

Much of Patricia Marie Budd?s writing has been theatrical in nature. This is her first novel. Patricia spent over three years researching life in Georgia in the early 1800s, early American politics, and slave law. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, she lives at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Visit her online at www.patriciamariebudd.ca.