A Million Nightingales

by Susan Straight

From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl’s perilous journey to freedom.Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of NewOrleans.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.88 out of 5
  • Published May 8th 2007 by Anchor
  • Original Title: A Million Nightingales
  • ISBN: 140009559X (ISBN13: 9781400095599)
  • Edition Language: English

From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl’s perilous journey to freedom.Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye. Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette’s experience–and the treacherous world she must navigate–with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama.