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A half-century ago, the world was trying to heal the wounds of global war. People were rushing to make up for lost time, grasping for material wealth. This was the era of "total electric living," a phrase beamed into living rooms by General Electric spokesman Ronald Reagan. Environmental awareness was barely a gleam in the eye of even Rachel Carson.
As he nation moves toward civil war, one resident of Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania has her live irrevocably changed. Dorthea Granger is asked by her uncle--shortly before his violent death--to stitch an unusual quilt. When she learns the quilt contains hidden clues for the Underground Railroad, Dorthea makes a brave decision. she will put her own life at risk to continue the work that cost her uncle his life.
A cold snap late in winter allows a pioneer girl and her family to enjoy the rich sugar candy made from maple tree sap.
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