Writers On the Books that Helped Them Come Out: List List #260

Sponsored by Grace, a novel by Natashia Deon.

For a runaway slave in the 1840s south, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That’s what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes life on an Alabama plantation and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel, falling in love with a white man. The product of their union is Josey, whose white skin mark her as different, and who soon becomes caught in the tide of history when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reaches her.

Named a New York Times 2016 Best Book of the Year, Grace is a sweeping, intergenerational saga set in one of the most compelling eras in American history.


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