Special Delivery: From One Stop to Another on the Underground Railroad (North Country Books, 2014), is Rose O’Keefe’s latest effort to show what daily life was like in the 1850s, and what life was like in Rochester for families active on the Underground Railroad.
This historical fiction is a companion book to O’Keefe’s recent book Frederick and Anna Douglass in Rochester NY: Their Home Was Open to All (History Press, 2013). O’Keefe’s newest book is the story of eleven-year-old Lewis Douglass, who gives a very personal take on the Douglass family’s move from one house to another in Rochester in 1852.
Rose O’Keefe has written four other books to promote pride in local history and forge connections among those who call Rochester and Western New York home, including Historic Genesee Country (History Press, 2010); Southeast Rochester (Arcadia 2006); and Rochester’s South Wedge (Arcadia, 2005). Her website is at www.roseokeefe.com.
O’Keefe moved to Rochester, New York, after graduating from SUNY Potsdam. The beauty of the Genesee River Valley and Finger Lakes region that she saw on camping outings with friends and family, inspired her to learn as much as she could about this area, and pass that love on to others.
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