Sarny: A Life Remembered

Sarny: A Life Remembered

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So many readers have written and asked: What happened to Sarny, the young slave girl who learned to read in Nightjohn? Extraordinary things happened to her, from the moment she fled the plantation in the last days of the Civil War, suddenly a free woman in search of her sold-away children, until she found them and began a new life. Sarny's story gives a panoramic view of America in a time of trial, tragedy, and hoped-for change, until her last days in the 1930s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440219736
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Series: Sarny Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 154,951
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the American Library Association for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. Among his Random House books are Road Trip (written with his son, Jim Paulsen); Family Ties; Vote; Crush; Flat Broke; Liar, Liar; Paintings from the Cave; Woods Runner; Masters of Disaster; Lawn Boy; Notes from the Dog; The Amazing Life of Birds; Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day; How Angel Peterson Got His Name; Guts; and five books about Francis Tucket's adventures in the Old West. Gary Paulsen has also published fiction and nonfiction for adults. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean.

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"A satisfying sequel...It is a great read, with characters both to hate and to cherish, and a rich sense of what it really was like then." —Booklist, Starred

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Sarny 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing but you got to read nightjon first!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book it really feels like you are in the story. The author makes it a wonderful page turner and a incredible story about the horrible life of slaves. The words are memerizing and very well thought out. I really enjoyed the book and hope others will too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and gave me a better veiw on slavery and war. I couldn't stop reading, it was so addicting. I read chapter after chapter. I usually never read historical fiction books but this one caught my eye. I loved how the author used first person, I felt like i was right next to all the action. Everytime I read I i wanted to know Where are her children? What will happen next? What happened to Sarny's husband? All these questions rush through my head so I kept reading until i finished the book. I couldn't let go of the book is too good.
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This book was amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, i didn't read Nightjohn first though, i saw the movie. This book is fabulous, it starts right off where the movie and possibly the book end. It is sad in many parts, but it tells the truth of what it would have felt like to live back then as a black woman or black person in general. The one thing I wanna know is what happened to Tyler2.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well i havent read this yet but i just bought it today so ill let you know, but all my friends who have read it said its really good so now im reading it!!