Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Caleb, by Charles Alverson, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 58 customer reviews.
Category: Historical Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
“Don’t buy me. I’ll kill the man who buys me!”
These are Caleb’s first words to his new master.
Promised freedom by his Northern master, Caleb is instead sold down South to cotton farmer Boyd Jardine. Incensed by the slave’s desperate threat, Jardine promptly gives Caleb a sound lashing. But, soon after putting him to work in the field, Jardine discovers that his new slave possesses an unusual array of abilities: Caleb can read, write and even balance an accounting ledger. Deciding that Caleb’s talents are wasted amidst the cotton, Jardine promotes him to major domo of the Three Rivers plantation.
But neither man suspects that this marks the beginning of an unorthodox bond between slave and master that twists and turns as the Civil War explodes across America.
A stirring historical novel about one man’s intense desire to be free, Caleb is a story both tragic and triumphant, set against a conflict that threatens to divide a nation.
Charles Alverson’s writing career has spanned over five decades. Originally from Los Angeles, Alverson served as an Army Paratrooper before receiving his M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University. He has written for numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and HELP! Magazine. Alverson has written ten novels, two children’s books, and helped co-write the screenplays for Terry Gilliam’s cult films Jabberwocky and Brazil.
Alverson currently lives in Serbia, where he has resided with his wife since 1994.
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