Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Sonny is a mulatto baby,the son of plantation owner Tilmon Goodwyn and his slave Lovey. A child born of a slave mother becomes the property of the mother's owner. Thus, Sonny is the slave of his father.

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

This is a sobering look at life on an antebellum South Carolina plantation. If you enjoy history and literary work, treat yourself to this read.

—Ginny Padgett, SC Writers Workshop

Sonny has many of the same joys and triumphs as the earlier two books—electric and electrifying scenes, sentences propelled by active crackling verbs, and dialogue so acute and colorful that it leaps off the page.


—Steven Bauer

Hollow Tree Literary Services


SONNY, Cold Slave Cradle

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