The Book of Night WomenBook - 2009
Lilith was born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they--and she--will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings and desires and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman in Jamaica, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
Branch Call Number: FICTION James Marlon
Characteristics: 417 p. ;,24 cm.
From Library Staff
Lilith was born with a power that others both fear and want to control for their own plans. Will she be subject to the whims of others or will she find the freedom sought by both her and her fellow Jamaicans?