An indefatigable former slave who braved the Montana Rockies on a journey to rescue a dying friend is the real-life subject of this 19th-century frontier narrative. Adventure abounds in this little-known tale of the heroic middle-aged woman who became the first female African American mail carrier in the U.S.-- Hamilton Cain
"Under McConnell's hand, the atmosphere, frontier challenges, and landscapes of Montana come to life. Mary Fields is a true historical figure, dramatized in novel format. Her story will delight readers who look for a blend of accurate historical facts, hard-hitting drama, and realistic scenes powered by a feisty protagonist whose values and concerns become part of the social changes sweeping the nation."
I loved the historical biography, Deliverance Mary Fields! I felt like I was right there with Mary Fields. It was beautifully written and I could hardly put it down. Being a native Montanan who grew up in central Montana I knew the area where the story took place very well. A definite read for everyone!--Debbi Kramer, Executive Director
Miantae Metcalf McConnell provides us with a great story and history of Mary Fields, an important black westerner. A must read for youths and adults. --Bruce A. Glasrud, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Author.
A fascinating, hard-hitting saga. A FINALIST and highly recommended.--Edward Trayer
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For those interested in United States and American West History, this book portrays the nation's multiethnic struggle for human rights by presenting factual discoveries and personal life stories.