Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel audiobook

Sister of Mine: A Novel

By Sabra Waldfogel
Read by Bahni Turpin

Brilliance Audio
17.34 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781522635253

A gloriously sweeping Civil War–era novel about love, freedom, and the meaning of family When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim—daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county—was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel’s father, too. As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood—from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they’ve lived for be lost?

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Audie Award Winner for Best Fiction Narration

A gloriously sweeping Civil War–era novel about love, freedom, and the meaning of family

When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high—or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.

Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim—daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county—was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel’s father, too.

As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood—from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness.

Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they’ve lived for be lost?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Bahni Turpin dramatizes the emotions of two sisters, one born a slave, the other born free. Through Turpin’s spellbinding skill in vocal modulation and accents, these first-person accounts come alive—especially the harrowing experiences of the slave sister, who still manages to find love and forgiveness in the end. Turpin puts listeners front and center—as if they’re witnessing every character exchange. The emotional roller coaster of the sister born a slave contrasts pointedly with the socially dictated helplessness of the sister who was born free. Together, author and narrator spin a story that rivals an epic movie.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Sabra Waldfogel

Author Bio: Sabra Waldfogel

Sabra Waldfogel grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has always been fascinated by the drama of slavery and freedom in the South, before and after the Civil War. She studied history at Harvard University and received her PhD in American history from the University of Minnesota. Since then, she has worked as a technical writer and has written about historic architecture for Old House Journal and Arts and Crafts Homes.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 17.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English