The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

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September 19, 2012

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley: A novel on 1855 Bloody Kansas, an armed clash between slaveholders and abolitionists, often referred to as a prologue to the Civil War. The heroine is Lidie Newton, the wife of a slain abolitionist. Dressed as a boy, she embarks on a mission of revenge against his killer. -Publisher