The Price of a Child by Lorene Cary Q & A

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM
Calendar8/29/2020 10:00:00 AM8/29/2020 10:00:00 AMAmerica/Los_AngelesThe Price of a Child by Lorene Cary Q & A At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion200 West Tulpehocken Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144Website:

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
200 West Tulpehocken Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
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Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is pleased to host Lorene Cary, author of The Price of a Child, for a Q & A about her ground-breaking novel set in 1855 Philadelphia.  The Price of a Child is based on the escape of Jane Johnson, a slave from North Carolina who escaped to freedom with her two sons while briefly in Philadelphia with her master and his family. Set in 1855, the novel tells the story of Ginnie Pryor, a slave from a Virginia plantation who is bought by the US Ambassador to Nicaragua. En route with her new owner to New York City, for their voyage to South America, she escapes via the Underground Railroad and works to build a new life in Philadelphia. Fernanda Eberstadt, reviewing the novel in The New York Times, commented that Cary “is a powerful storyteller, frankly sensual, mortally funny, gifted with an ear for the pounce and ragged inconsequentiality of real speech and an eye for the shifts and subterfuges by which ordinary people get by”

Join us for an exciting Q & A and discussion with Lorene Cary on August 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm via ZOOM. Attendees will receive the ZOOM sign-in

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