Eighth Wonder by A.M. Cal
The Thomas Bethune Story

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Set during the intrigue and drama of the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, and the Great Emancipation, Cal probes the lingering scars of slavery, and weaves an enthralling tapestry of questions, with no easy answers, regarding the definition of family, love, loyalty, and freedom.
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A slave born blind, feeble, and left to die in a sweltering smokehouse begins playing Mozart at the age of three. The remarkable true tale of the amazing slave, Thomas Bethune, known throughout the world as Blind Tom. This 19th century epic of imagination and edge-of-your seat suspense is told through the eyes of the aristocratic master who saved the odd, dying, slave boy and went on to rebuild his fortune.
 

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Susan M. Wyler is a writer living in Los Angeles. A poet and historian, with advanced degrees in cultural history from UCLA and Oxford University, she's traveled the world, speaks four languages, is a teacher of yoga and meditation, a writing teacher and an editor of fiction. Her poetry has been published in Onthebus, Spillway, and the Shenandoah Review. And in collaboration with the inspired painter Deloss McGraw a collection of her poetry, published by University of Oklahoma.
 
Published October 9, 2015 by Atina Books. 372 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction
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Reviewed by Suzanne Brazil on Oct 23 2015

Set during the intrigue and drama of the abolitionist movement, the Civil War, and the Great Emancipation, Cal probes the lingering scars of slavery, and weaves an enthralling tapestry of questions, with no easy answers, regarding the definition of family, love, loyalty, and freedom.

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