Thank you @loudounnow for including Waterford historian and Foundation volunteer Bronwen Curtis Souders’ “The Thinkin’ Rug” in the recent arrival featuring local authors.
The book centers on Leven’s efforts to find an uncle who was given away in a secret adoption to escape enslavement before the Civil War. But Souders’ mission is also to give readers a sense of life in the Quaker village, known for its thriving African American community after the war.
The novel follows a year in Leven’s life through monthly events, including an Emancipation Day celebration in Purcellville.”
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