Marsh Books

The Princess Series

Three novels about women of one slave family, their loss and rediscovery of one another.  These are stories
of their resolution, courage, and near uncanny perseverance.
Fourteen generations of women guard and preserve an ancient cultural heritage through a quarter of a millennium
and across an ocean separating two widely different worlds.

  Anna of Corotoman

  A young girl is kidnapped in a remote region of Africa and
  transported to the new world on a slave ship, bringing along
  with her an animist religion and a matrilineal legacy she
  manages not only to preserve, but to send forward into the

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     Anna of Corotoman Excerpt


  Aggy of Zion

   Anna's descendant, in Aggy of Zion, lives in the pre-Civil War
   Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during the evangelical revivalist
   era of the Second Great Awakening, and at a time when slaves
   are being sold south in increasing  numbers.  An encounter with
   the ghost of a master murdered by his slaves foreshadows her own
   trial of self-sacrifice and her loss of those she loves.

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  Ferolene of Tincup

  In Ferolene of Tincup, Anna's twentieth century descendant,
  daughter of a hard-working laundress whose grandmother was
  born in slavery, discovers a lost link to the past.  Relationships,
  including one with a Vodun priest, and long forgotten lore
  resurface to guide Ferolene in the quest she undertakes as part
  of a story set in rural Georgia during the Civil Rights era in the
  American south.

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    Ferolene of Tincup Excerpt


The Legend of the Three Rings

  A new version of an age-old parable linking the three great Abrahamic religions:
  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


  Its setting here is a fairy tale with a happy ending and an enduring bid for concord.

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