Vermont, January 1843
Twelve-year-old Susannah Allen starts her new diary expecting life on the farm to go on as usual. Before she knows it, her world turns upside down. When her new friend from Boston introduces Susannah to ideas about slavery and the Abolitionist movement, she soon discovers how important these issues are in her own life.
Susannah thinks it’s easy to take a stand...
until it’s a matter of life or death.
“The Spare Room is the kind of book I loved to read as a child--
not old-fashioned, but timeless.”
—REEVE LINDBERGH, AUTHOR OF UNDER A WING AND FORWARD FROM HERE
“Jenny Land’s The Spare Room is a beautifully written,
entirely authentic novel about pre-Civil War Vermont.
Land understands her characters inside out, and writes
with the magical touch of Laura Ingalls Wilder.”
—HOWARD FRANK MOSHER, AUTHOR OF DISAPPEARANCES AND MORE
“The Spare Room is fun to read, and reminds us that the freedom
and equal opportunity we take for granted today were achieved
only after a time of adversity and division, when many
principled Vermonters took a stand.”
—JIM DOUGLAS, VERMONT GOVERNOR 2003 - 2011
The Spare Room
By Jenny Land
Published by Voyage
An imprint of