Please join Sabra Waldfogel’s Blog Tour with HF Virtual Book Tours for Slave and Sister, from October 27-November 7.
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Sabra Waldfogel
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Adelaide Mannheim and her slave Rachel share a shameful secret. Adelaide’s father, a Jewish planter in Cass County, Georgia, is Rachel’s father, too. Adelaide marries neighboring planter Henry Kaltenbach, a Jew deeply troubled by slavery, and watches with a wary eye as her husband treats all of his slaves—including Rachel—with kindness. As the country’s conflict over slavery looms ever larger, Henry and Rachel fall in love, and as the United States is rent by the Civil War, the lives of mistress and slave are torn apart.
When the war brings destruction and Emancipation, can these two women, made kin by slavery, free themselves of the past to truly become sisters?
Praise for Slave and Sister
“Two faces seen in a mirror: a black slave and her white mistress. Their eyes, their cheekbones, reflect a disturbingly similar cast. Disturbing for the times, antebellum Georgia, and for the reason: Adelaide Mannheim and her slave Rachel share the same father. Later, as war clouds gather, Adelaide, newly married, finds her husband and Rachel have fallen in love. What could have been a tawdry tale of forbidden romance becomes, in the hands of author Sabra Waldfogel, a complex story of survival and the emergence of true love and heroism. Waldfogel has an eye for character and the historical training to ground her story in the milieu of the 1850s and ’60s. A veritable page-turner that will capture the reader from start to finish.” – Lavender Magazine
“A carefully crafted cavern through time… Waldfogel’s wizardry with words makes it impossible not to be devastatingly impacted by her work… A literary tapestry of shame and honor, of glory and defeat, and of coming to terms with the most important issues in life.” – The Northern Star
Sabra Waldfogel Interview with Skip Jennings, The Shift Radio, July 2, 2014
About the Author
Sabra Waldfogel grew up far from the South in Minneapolis. She studied history at Harvard University and received her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a technical writer and has written about historic architecture for Old House Journal and Arts and Crafts Homes. Her short story “Yemaya” appeared in Sixfold’s Winter 2013 fiction issue. Slave and Sister is her first novel.
For more information please visit Sabra’s website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Slave and Sister Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, October 27
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, October 28
Interview at Caroline Wilson Writes
Wednesday, October 29
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Thursday, October 30
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection
Monday, November 3
Review at Book Babe
Tuesday, November 4
Spotlight at I’d Rather Be Reading
Wednesday, November 5
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Thursday, November 6
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Friday, November 7
Interview at Mina’s Bookshelf
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter