River Sing Me Home - Eleanor Shearer
A beautiful novel of courage, hope and finding family, inspired by historical events
Inspired by true historical events in the Caribbean, River Sing Me Home will break your heart and then lift you up. A soaring story of courage and sacrifice, this novel reminds us of the remarkable strength of hope. A Good Morning America Book Club Pick. Soon to be adapted as a feature film by AL Films and BBC Film.'Every once in a while, a book comes along that is so assured and so powerful you can't believe it's a debut.... Eleanor Shearer is a remarkable writer and she brings this story of a mother's courage to the page with compassion and tenderness' Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author
'I was riveted by Rachel's story. Like the River of its title, this novel sings. A beautiful debut' Cherie Jones, author of How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction
'A searing debut full of love and loss... Heartbreaking, hopeful, and unforgettable... this is the kind of book that will stay with readers for years to come' Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author
-------------Rachel is searching for her children. For Mary Grace, Micah, Thomas Augustus, Cherry Jane and Mercy. These are the five who were sold to other plantations; the faces she cannot forget. It is 1834, and the law says her people are now free. But for Rachel freedom means finding her children.
With fear snapping at her heels, Rachel keeps moving. From sunrise to sunset, through the cane fields of Barbados to the forests of British Guiana, then on to Trinidad, up the dangerous river and to the open sea. Only once she knows their stories can she rest. Only then can she finally find home...