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Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hacklers slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life hes ever knownuntil one dark night in , that is.With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run. The journey north seems much more frightening than Master Hackler ever was, and Samuels not sure what freedom means aside from running, hiding, and starving. But as they move from one refuge to the next on the Underground Railroad, Samuel uncovers the secret of his own pastand future. And old Harrison begins to see past a whole lifetime of hurt to the promise of a new lifeand a poignant reunionin Canada.In a heartbreaking and hopeful first novel, Shelley Pearsall tells a suspenseful, emotionally charged story of freedom and family.

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