When the discovery of a schoolmate’s lynched body puts her own life in jeopardy, Alena is sent by her parents from her beloved Mississippi home. With thousands of other African-Americans, Alena begins making her way north to the Promised Land of turn-of-the-century Chicago. On the way she meets two men who will dramatically impact her life: James, a young African-American believer determined to establish a newspaper in Chicago, and Pearl, a man with questionable intentions. A stirring novel, Passing by Samaria beautifully shows readers the path to truth, purpose, reconciliation, and joy.

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Sharon Ewell Foster is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author, speaker, and teacher. She is a Christy Award-winning author whose books have earned her a loyal following that crosses market, gender, and racial boundaries. She regularly receives starred book reviews, and is winner of the Christy Award, the Gold Pen Award, Best of Borders, and several reviewers’ choice awards.

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