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Bound: A Novel

3 Ratings: 4.7
A book by Sally Gunning

In Gunning's latest colonial page-turner, seven-year-old Alice Cole travels with her family from 1756 London to the New World, dreaming of a big house in Philadelphia and a new life. Her mother and brothers die on board and are buried at sea; the … see full wiki

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Author: Sally Gunning
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
3 reviews about Bound: A Novel
review by . October 25, 2009
Gunning picks a volatile time in history, beginning in 1756, when little Alice Cole arrives in Boston with only her father, her mother and brothers unable to survive the voyage. It is also a time of turmoil in the pre-Revolutionary America, King George's increasing taxation riling the colonies, who have begun to deliberate their options in an untenable situation. Long political arguments are commonplace, people deeply troubled by the King's increasing demands and resistant to unfair taxation. When …
review by . September 26, 2009
This was... gorgeous. I can't really think of another word for it. Gorgeously written, gorgeously executed, gorgeously edited. This book grabbed and pulled me in and twisted me around and then spit me back out. It's a pretty wrenching book, truth be told. The writing style is so amazingly soft and descriptive, you don't really know how you are feeling about it until it's over.    I read this book for an online book club. There's no way I would have found it and picked it out …
review by . December 15, 2008
Historical fiction is really not my usual cup of tea. I like history and I like fiction, but usually do not care much when they are mixed together and between the same covers. This is a very popular genre though, and many, my wife included, enjoy reading this particular type of book a lot and in fact she absolutely consumes them. That, in essence, is why I read this one, i.e. my wife recommend that I do so. I do have a great interest in the study of slavery in this country and its complete history, …
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