Lizzie Boylston, a midwife friend of Abigail Adams, becomes entangled in a conspiracy that could not only destroy her livelihood—and her chance at finding love again—but also lead to the downfall of a new nation.
The love affair between Eliza Boylston, Lizzie’s sister-in-law, and her uncle’s slave tests a new nation’s ideals.
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In 1794, Eliza and her child, Johnny Watkins, return to America from Barbados, intent on becoming a great statesman. Even his hero, John Adams, believes the gifted boy will go far. There’s just one catch: Johnny must learn to pass for white.
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The Place Within is a fresh, indelible portrait of America as it appears to twenty of our most gifted contemporary writers.
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Originally published in Russian in 1930, this classic novel by Gaito Gazdanov depict the harsh years of the Russian civil war. With a “flawless” translation (The New York Times Book Review) by Jodi Daynard.
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