Books Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Paperback, 12 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWenchAuthorDolen Perkins-Valdez Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Slave mistresses Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet travel to a resort in Ohio each year with their white masters, until Mawu shows up and encourages them to escape, forcing them to choose between freedom and leaving their friends and families. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Also by Dolen Perkins-Valdez Wench Balm Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Wench New In Paperback Escapes: From Slavery, From Illness, From Financial Ruin February 17, 2011 A haunted hotel and an antebellum resort for Southern slave owners vacationing with their mistresses are the settings for this week's novels. In nonfiction, there are an investigation of Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and the U.S. government's Financial Crisis Inquiry Report.