Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin

Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Carl Waters

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Overview

Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin by Carl Waters

The classic tale reborn as an inspiring runaway slave thriller!

Young slave George Harris is a self-taught inventor with an owner who despises him. Slavery has forced him apart from his wife, Eliza, and their three-year-old son Harry, who belong to another owner. George dreams of the day he can escape north and work for his family's freedom, but no amount of careful planning could prepare him for what came next.

When Eliza learns that her owner plans to sell Harry to pay off a debt, she runs north at once. George must escape too, if he has any hope of finding his family before the slave hunters do. They'll all travel to Canada, a journey that's treacherous, long, and often deadly. Will George and Eliza find their freedom or die trying?

Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin is the first book in a series that nimbly reimagines Harriet Beecher Stowe's original novel and it includes nerve-wracking suspense, memorable characters, heartbreaking cruelty, and a compelling story told through powerful and refreshing writing.

Author Carl Waters' talent is undeniable as he turns the sanitized original tale into an awe-inspiring journey of courage, grit, and faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939805003
Publisher: Bright Sons Media LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2014
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 305,936
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Carl Waters, born and raised in Miami, Florida, grew up reading comic books and dreamed of being a new kind of superhero. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he now lives with his wife and daughter.

Waters never forgot his childhood dreams, which over the years transformed into a desire to create new heroes, particularly African-American male heroes, through writing. His debut offering is Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin, the first book in a four-part series that reimagines Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic novel, featuring strong characters who break out of the old stereotypes.

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Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creative recounting of "Uncle Tom's Cabin!" George is a strong, alpha character, made to play a submissive. He questions the right of one man to own another; especially his mean spirited "master." Eliza is "complacent," at the home of her "good / kind, master" until she learns her son will be sold to pay off "masters," debt. She finds the strength to protect her own. The injustice of slavery is examined, without the steady reinforcing of stereotypes displayed in the original book. (ie. "Tom...had the...impressible nature of his...race, ever yearning towards the simple and childlike...").Good read; first in a series. 3 1/2 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is a page turner, cant wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book tells a good story close to the original will look for the next one
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dix not want to put this down. It was well written and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awakeup call to all races. No race is better than the other. We are all human beings. Thank God most of that foolishness is over. We have to keep moving forward. This is a big reminder that we have to continue to educate our children and grandchildren. This is a cruel world we live in still today.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
George Harris is a young slave with a wife and son on another plantation. Although he is a good worker, his owner despises him and does everything in his power to break George down. George knows that he must escape and go to Canada or his master will continue to exploit him. His wife Eliza, on the other hand, is very fond of her master. He treats her well and she is able to enjoy a fairly decent life. Everything changes when Eliza learns that her owner plans to sell her son. She knows her husband’s dream of Canada is the only way she can keep her son from being sold off, so she escapes and begins the perilous journey to freedom. When George finds out, he too escapes and sets off to reunite with his family before the slave catchers capture them. Carl Water’s story is a retelling of the classic Harriet Beecher Stowe novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” It is fast-paced with just enough suspense to keep the reader engaged. The characters are a bit ‘preachy’ at times but this does not hurt the plot. What keeps this novel from being a five-star read is the use of dialogue. Although George and Eliza are slaves, their choice of words is very educated. Yet at times, the writer switches back to uneducated diction when they speak. This lack of consistency in language proved to be challenging at times. Reviewed by: Flashette