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The water dancer : a novel

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First edition.

"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few wordsand many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from thecorrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved,all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author's bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America's oldest struggle--the struggle to tell the truth--from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers"--

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  • 59 of 87 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

9 current holds with 87 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library FIC COA (Text)
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Bedford Hills Free Library COATES (Text)
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31003151521397
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31036150913405
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31004151687725
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31004151691115
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Chappaqua Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31005500420692
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Chappaqua Library FICTION COATES BOOKCLUB (Text)
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Croton Free Library FICTION/COATES (Text)
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31006151755105
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Croton Free Library FICTION/COATES (Text)
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31006151757366
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library COATES (Text)
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31007151368279
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11/16/2020
Eastchester Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31008152169922
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31009154643328
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31009154643377
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Harrison Public Library COATES, T. (Text)
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31010300199744
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11/09/2020
Harrison Public Library COATES, T. (Text)
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31010300199892
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11/09/2020
Harrison West Harrison Branch Library COATES, T. (Text)
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION COATED B&T (Text)
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31011151390515
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10/28/2020
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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11/04/2020
Hendrick Hudson Free Library COATES, TA-NEHISI (Text)
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Katonah Village Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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Larchmont Public Library COATES (Text)
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11/03/2020
Lewisboro Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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Lewisboro Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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11/09/2020
Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
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11/05/2020
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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Mount Pleasant Branch Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024250720375
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024153583979
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11/12/2020
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024153583987
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024153583995
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11/01/2020
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024153590958
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024153590966
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC COATES (Text)
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31024153590974
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Mount Vernon Public Library COATES (Text)
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31018155313963
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Mount Vernon Public Library COATES (Text)
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31018155335677
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION COATES (Text)
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31018155335669
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New Rochelle Public Library COATES (Text)
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31019156321229
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New Rochelle Public Library COATES (Text)
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31019156413620
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North Castle Public Library FIC COA (Text)
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31001151943579
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North White Plains Branch FICTION COATES (Text)
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31001250655470
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31021101847381
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