Fire Bell in the Night: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 18.09.2007 - 464 Seiten
Filled with historic details of the time, Fire Bell in the Night explores the explosive tension between North and South, black and white, that gripped Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 1850. Geoffrey S. Edwards's first novel tells the story of New York Tribune reporter John Sharp, sent to cover the capital trial of Darcy Calhoun, a farmer who stands accused of harboring a fugitive slave.

As the trial begins, John quickly realizes that not everything is as it appears in the genteel city of Charleston. A series of mysterious fires in white establishments brings the state militia, a curfew for the black population, and rising tension at the courthouse. To unravel the city's secrets, Sharp must enter Charleston's plantation society, where he is befriended by Tyler Breckenridge, owner of the Willowby plantation, and his beautiful sister Clio.

Set against the backdrop of a nation headed toward civil war, Fire Bell in the Night is a page-turning account of a trial and one young reporter's efforts to discover the truth.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing

This novel was born from a great idea (Gather.com First Chapters) It takes place in Charleston and is a mix of history and mystery. It is pre civil war and the unrest in Charleston at the time. It ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - SheilaDeeth - LibraryThing

I began reading “Fire Bell in the Night” as soon as it came out, since I’d watched the “Gather First Chapters Competition” from start to finish. I found the book a slow read, but it rewarded ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite vi - But this momentous question, like a fire bell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union.
Seite 16 - ... element a meltin' ... see the stars a fallin' ... see the moon a bleedin' ... see the forked lightning." But the Day of Wrath is also a Day of Jubilation. "Hear the rumblin' thunder ... see the righteous marching . . . see my Jesus coming ..." For the spiritual is also clear about what is to be escaped: No more rain fall for wet you, Hallelujah, No more sun shine for burn you, Dere's no hard trials Dere's no whips a crackin No evil-doers in de kingdom.

Über den Autor (2007)

Geoffrey S. Edwards lives with his wife, Anne, in Chicago.

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