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Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

by Betty DeRamus

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Despite the risks, some American slaves partook of the "forbidden fruit" of marriage. And when the dreaded separation inevitably occurred, slave spouses deeply felt a sorrowful anguish and sometimes made Herculean efforts to re-unite. DeRamus recounts these tales of soul mates who braved bloodhounds, bounty hunters, and bullets to preserve their vows of love.… (more)

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Interesting topic, unfortunately the author is not a very good writer. I hate when writers had way too much description to fill up the page. Wondering if these were originally articles published elsewhere since there is some repetition of material and also that would explain the wordiness. There is limited factual information so the author relied on excessive descriptions to fill the book instead of trying to fill in the gaps with a "fictionalized" accounting. She also often drifted off course to discuss the histories of other people involved in each story she was trying to tell ( )
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To my mother, Lucille Richardson DeRamus, and my father, Jim (cq) Loius DeRamus, who, during thirty-three years and nine months of marriage, stayed in love.
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Joseph Antoine would have found the twenty-first century as baffling as ballet is to a bulldog.
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