Leonard Pitts’s historical novel, Freeman (Agate Bolden, $16.00) takes place in the wake of the Civil War, when Sam—a runaway slave—leaves his home in Philadelphia to return on foot to the war-torn South in search of his wife. “. . . an important addition to the literature of slavery and the Civil War, by a . . . relentlessly truthful writer. . .”—Washington Post. Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald and the author of three previous books, including his first novel, Before I Forget.