(From the publisher):
Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.
Original title: Stand the Storm
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ Nineteenth Century
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)