|Plot Summary of The Sugar Camp Quilt|
Simon & Schuster, April 2005, 306 pp.
In the years prior to the Civil War in Creek Crossing, Pennsylvania, the Grangers lost their farm to a flood and have taken refuge with Uncle Jacob, a harsh man. Robert and Lorena Granger hope that when Jacob dies, the farm will go to their son Jonathan who is apprenticing to a physician in Baltimore. Teenaged Dorothea is the dutiful niece going so far as to make a quilt for her uncle when he requests a specific pattern.
When her uncle dies, she learns that Jacob was an abolitionist and his Sugar Camp was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Dorothea and her parents vow to continue Jacob's work knowing if they are caught, they could lose the farm and go to jail. Once her beau Cyrus Pearson learns that Dorothea didn't inherit anything from her uncle he drops her and becomes engaged to another woman. When slave catchers threaten Dorothea and the slaves she is helping to free, she turns to her nemesis Thomas Nelson for aid and learns that love can creep up on a person.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sugar Camp Quilt|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Family, struggle with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- a teen
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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