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Sarah McCoy

Biography

Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy is the New York Times bestselling author of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER and THE TIME IT SNOWED IN PUERTO RICO. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband and their dog, Gilbert, in El Paso, Texas.

Sarah McCoy

Books by Sarah McCoy

by Sarah McCoy - Coming of Age, Fiction

Marilla Cuthbert is 13 years old when her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife. In Avonlea, life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth “Izzy” Johnson, her mother’s sister, who escaped from Avonlea to the city of St. Catharines. Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happiness. But she soon finds herself caught up in the dangerous work of politics, and abolition --- jeopardizing all she cherishes.

by Sarah McCoy - Fiction, Historical Fiction

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children. But as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.