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Paperback, 240 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 |

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Twelve Years a Slave
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Book Summary

Twelve Years a Slave describes the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man from Saratoga, N.Y., who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for 12 years.

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10 weeks on NPR Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List