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The Poison Place

The Poison Place

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It's a dark night in 1827 when Moses Williams, Charles Willson Peale's former slave, reveals to this daughter this startling account of jealousy, betrayal, and suspicion to be found with the walls of the famous Peale Museum. In a fascinating psychological profile and study of urban slave life in po ...more

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Mary E. Lyons, a former teacher and librarian, became a full-time writer in 1993. She is the author of nineteen books for young readers published by Scribner, Atheneum, Henry Holt, Houghton Mifflin and Oxford University Press.

Born and raised in the American South, Mary Lyons lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Paul. Her publications for adults include The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia (History Press, 2014) and The Virginia