Thursday, August 31, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Stockwell Letters

Jacqueline Friedland's latest novel, The Stockwell Letters, is now available and we're excited to feature it today. This time around, Jacqueline has written another historical fiction novel focusing on a similar time period as her debut novel, Trouble the Water. Thanks to BookSparks, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

A passionate advocate of abolition from her earliest years, Ann’s activism was derailed just before her twenty-fourth birthday, when she fell sick with a mysterious illness. In order to protect her fragile health, her husband, the famous abolitionist Wendell Phillips, forbade her from joining any further anti-slavery outings. Even so, when fugitive slave Anthony Burns is apprehended in Boston, Ann is determined to help him, no matter what it costs her.

With a particular focus on the predicament of nineteenth-century women who wanted to effect change despite the restrictions society imposed on them, The Stockwell Letters takes a deep dive into the harrowing conditions of the antebellum South and the obstacles faced by abolitionists who fought tirelessly to eradicate slavery. A fast-paced, arresting recounting of America’s not-so-distant history, the story will stay with readers long after the final page. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

“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

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 

“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

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.

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Padmini Rao said...

I’ve tried to affect change by taking care of myself by doing yoga and eating healthier.

traveler said...

Being mobile daily. Walks, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Nancy P said...

Be responsible for my own behavior & hold myself to a higher standard by treating people based on who I am, not on who they are. Golden Rule. Not always successful..

diannekc said...

By trying to treat others with respect and help them when I can.

Anonymous said...

Susieqlaw: I participate and listen to people in my community.

Lisa D said...

I'm a volunteer at a cat welfare charity and we are always working hard as a team to improve the lives of cats in our community.

Mary Preston said...

Just speaking up to affect change.

bn100 said...


rubynreba said...

I have been helping support a cat habitat

Lelandlee said...

Recycle and compost

Xia Lee said...

Exercise and eating right