All God's Children by Thomas Eidson

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A young widow struggling to raise four sons and hold onto her home on the frontier, Pearl Eddy, the sole Quaker in a Methodist town, sets herself against her neighbors when she shelters a black man from a lynch mob. 25,000 first printing."

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Thomas Eidson is the acclaimed author of "The Missing," which was made into a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard, "St. Agnes' Stand, All God's Children," and "Hannah's Gift," He lives in Boston. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 1, 1996 by Michael Joseph. 312 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, History. Fiction

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It's a relief to report that nobody ties her to the railroad tracks, but Pearl does endure a dizzying profusion of disasters, including the opprobrium of lunkheaded neighbors who violently protest when she takes in, first, a black bare-knuckle fighter named Prophet who's fleeing a lynch mob, then...

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Surrounded by intolerance and plagued by the violence she hopes to avoid, Pearl struggles to keep her family together, avoid the bank's foreclosure on her farm and still remain true to her faith's insistence on nonviolence in the face of antagonists hobbled by no such scruple.

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