In this elegant, simple tale of a true incident from her childhood, renowned storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham reminds us of the endurance of love and the durability of the human spirit.
Hiram, a poor farmer, approaches her father, a banker, for a loan of expense money for a journey.
The background to Hiram's quest encompasses love, loss, the terrible human costs of slavery, and the complex relationships between black and white Southerners.
Hiram returns from his journey with a gift for his banker friend: a bridal wreath bush. That bush prompts the telling of this story, with its heartening separation and, many years later, its poignant reunion.
Jacket illustration by John Solomon Sandridge, and jacket design by Randall Williams.
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ISBN 1880216922 EAN 9781880216927 Publisher Black Belt Press Publish Date Sep 1, 1999 Copyright Date Sep 1, 1999 Binding Hardcover