Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life (Paperback)
From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of Her People.
Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. In Harriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with lively imagined vignettes that transform the legendary icon into flesh and blood. We travel with Tubman on slave-freeing raids in the heart of the Confederacy, along the treacherous route of the Underground Railroad, and onto the battlefields of the Civil War. Integrating extensive research and interviews with scholars and historians into a rich and mesmerizing chronicle, Lowry brings an American hero to life as never before.
About the Author
Beverly Lowry is the author of six novels and the nonfiction works Crossed Over and Her Dream of Dreams. The recipient of the 2007 Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award, Lowry teaches at George Mason University. She lives in Austin, Texas.
“A swiftly paced, fascinating read. . . . Lowry has a ripe subject in Tubman.”
“Harriet Tubman is a biography that goes to the core of character, using the record to create a fully imagined life.”
—The New York Sun
“Lowry's dramatic retelling seems thoroughly researched. . . . [Her] method produces vivid scenes of Tubman's life.”
—The New York Times