Chapter 16
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Justice and Peace

A former slave struggles to know what justice might look like after the murder of her son

The Orphan MotherIn The Orphan Mother, Robert Hicks revisits the setting and characters of his debut novel, The Widow of the South, at the dawn of Reconstruction. During the next month, Hicks will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville, Books-a-Million in Mt. Juliet, The Franklin Theatre in Franklin, The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis, and the Southern Festival of Books.

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