By Mary Anderson Parks
FROM SLAVERY TO PASSING TO FREEDOM
“Flight to Ohio” starts off in 1836, as 21-year-old Tom and his mom Nellie get away slavery on a Virginia plantation. They quickly realize that Tom, the bastard son of the white grasp, passes as white whilst he isn't visible along with his mom. Tom needs to make a selection as to how one can stay. The stakes are raised whilst he courts and marries 18-year-old Sarah lengthy, a tender white lady from a revered neighborhood farm family.
What is misplaced while id is hid? What cost is paid? Tom’s emotional tale unfolds opposed to the backdrop of the Cincinnati race riots of 1836 and 1841 and the oncoming Civil warfare. In a spot and time beset with racism, hate, jealousy and violence, the novel’s characters forge deep evolving loves, friendships, and loyalties as they stream in the direction of freedom, their final target.
This is the author’s imagined tale of her personal maternal ancestry.
Mary Anderson Parks labored for twenty-two years as an legal professional representing the foster care/adoption organisations of the Puyallup Indian country, the Seattle Indian middle, and United Indians of All Tribes origin. She is the writer of 2 past novels, They known as Me Bunny, Livingston Press, college of West Alabama (2006), and The Circle Leads domestic, collage Press of Colorado (1998). Her husband, an area physicist, is of Korean and chinese language ancestry. that they had daughters and stay in Berkeley with their surviving daughter and her husband, a rock musician, and granddaughters, 10 and 15. Grandson Zach, 24, lives in Boston. Mary was once born in Ohio, grew up in San Francisco.