The Stockwell Letters

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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Jacqueline Friedland is the USA Today best-selling and multi-award-winning author of He Gets That From Me, That's Not a Thing, and Trouble the Water. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Law School, she practiced briefly as a commercial litigator in Manhattan and taught Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. She returned to school after not too long in the legal world, earning her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Jacqueline regularly reviews fiction for trade publications and appears as a guest lecturer. When not writing, she loves to exercise, watch movies with her family, listen to music, make lists, and dream about exotic vacations. She lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband, four children, and two very lovable dogs.
For The Stockwell Letters:

"Impressive, page-turning, shocking, and heartfelt-Jacqueline Friedland's foray into historical fiction is unputdownable. No stone is left unturned in The Stockwell Letters, as Friedland takes us on a deep dive into one of the gravest chapters of American history: slavery. Filled with rich characters, defining moments, and heroic plot twists, Friedland delivers a gift and a powerful message to historical fiction lovers."
--Lisa Barr, New York Times best-selling author of Woman On Fire

"In 1854, Boston's most prominent men fought to make positive change, but it was the women standing quietly behind them who came together across lines of race and class to achieve the goals their husbands could not. In this powerful story of hope, dedication, and perseverance, Jackie Friedland takes an unflinching look at the devastating era of American history prior to the Civil War. This is a novel that you won't want to miss."
--Kathleen Grissom, 2x New York Times best-selling author of The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything

"The Stockwell Letters is a novel that would draw me from all the way across a crowded bookstore, because not only am I fascinated with the abolitionist era, it has so much resonance for our time. This is an immersive, human, important novel that everybody should read!"
--Jenna Blum, New York Times best-selling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family

"Jacqueline Friedland is a gifted writer with an incredible ability to tell a gripping, page-turning story in any genre . . . . Friedland's impeccable research and compelling characters immersed me in the period . . . . Even if you don't usually gravitate towards historical fiction, this one will have you hooked from the outset. It's just that good!"

--Samantha Greene Woodruff, best-selling author of The Lobotomist's Wife

"A riveting portrait of the women who risked everything to help usher slaves to freedom, Jacqueline Friedland's latest is told with a tender heart. Thanks to a cast of captivating characters, colorful period details and an ending that will have you cheering, the book will stay with you long after you finish. The Stockwell Letters is book club fiction at its best."

--Brooke Foster, award-winning journalist and author of On Gin Lane

"Evocative period detail abounds in Friedland's work; characters are pulled directly from history."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The Stockwell Letters is an immersive work of fiction that plunges readers into one of the most fraught and urgent decades of American history. With assiduous research and a cast of complex and finely rendered characters, Friedland delivers a powerful literary punch. Showing both the best and the worst of human nature, Friedland's writing prompts every reader to ask: How can I stand up for what is right?"

--Allison Pataki, author of The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

"Impressively researched, seamlessly written and deeply felt, The Stockwell Letters brings the abolitionist movement fully and completely to life. Friedland is an expert at showing us the motivations behind the actions; this is historical fiction at its very best."

--Kitty Zeldis, author of The Dressmakers of Prospect Heights

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