StillwaterBook - 2014
Stillwater,nbsp;near the Mississippi River andnbsp;Canada, becomes an important stop on the Underground Railroad. As Clement and Angel grow up and the country marches to war, their lives are changed by many battles for freedom and by losses in the struggle for independence, large and small.
Stillwater nbsp;reveals the hardscrabble lives of pioneers, nuns, squaws, fur trappers, loggers, runaway slaves and freedmen,nbsp;outlaws and people of conscience, all seekingnbsp;a better, freer,nbsp;more prosperous future. It is a novel about mothers, about siblings, about the ways in which we must take care of one another and let go of one another. And it'snbsp;brought to us in Nicole Helget's winning, gorgeous prose.