Bleeding Kansas

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Set in the Kaw River Valley where Paretsky grew up, Bleeding Kansas is the story of the Schapens and the Grelliers, two farm families whose histories have been entwined since the 1850s, when their ancestors settled the valley as antislavery emigrants. Today, the Schapen family, terrified by the lawlessness of the 1970s-when Lawrence was the most violent college town in the nation-has turned to that old- time religion for security. The Schapens keep a close eye on all their neighbors, most especially the Grelliers. They maintain careful track of everyone's misdeeds, printing the most egregious on their family website. When Gina Haring, a Wiccan, moves into an empty farmhouse and starts practicing pagan rites, the family members are so outraged that they begin an active harassment campaign against the Wiccans. The Schapens worry, too, about who stands better with the Lord: their family or the Grelliers. When a Schapen cow gives birth to what may be a "Perfect Red Heifer"-needed if the temple is ever rebuilt in Jerusalem-the Schapens feel convinced that God is indeed smiling on them. Despite parental cautions, the Grelliers' teenagers are enraged by the Schapens. All their short lives, they and the young Schapens have fought. One particularly angry confrontation causes Chip Grellier to be expelled from school and consequentlyto join the army. Chip's death in Iraq is the catalyzing event for momentous changes in the lives of not only both the Schapens and the Grelliers but of all the families in the valley. The powerful, climactic scene at Gina Haring's Samhain bonfire will forever haunt the reader.
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display_descriptionFrom the New York Times bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series comes "a gripping contemporary novel...of fear and conflict in heartland America" (Publishers Weekly).
In Kansas, on land that once saw some of America's bloodiest antislavery battles, three families have coexisted for more than one hundred fifty years: the Grelliers, the Fremantles, and the Schapens. Once allies in the fight against slavery, today the Schapens and the Grelliers disagree on every subject, from organic farming to the war in Iraq, but above all on religion.

Into their lives comes Gina Haring, a relative of the Fremantles who is house-sitting the derelict family mansion while she puts her own life in order. Her lifestyle and beliefs will put her at odds with her neighbors...and test the mettle of a community being swept up in events beyond its control.
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subject_facetConservatism -- Kansas -- Fiction
Fundamentalists -- Kansas -- Fiction
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Influence -- Fiction
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Protest movements -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Rural families -- Kansas -- Fiction
Social conflict -- Kansas -- Fiction
title_displayBleeding Kansas
title_fullBleeding Kansas
Bleeding Kansas / Sara Paretsky
title_shortBleeding Kansas
topic_facetConservatism
Fiction
Fundamentalists
Influence
Iraq War, 2003-2011
Mystery
Protest movements
Rural families
Social conflict