Infobox Book |
name = Sarny
language = English
series = Nightjohn series
pub_date = September 8, 1997
media_type = Print (
pages = 192 pp
isbn = ISBN 0385321953
"Sarny" is the sequel to
Nightjohnby Gary Paulsen. It was published on September 8, 1997 by Dell Books.
Sarny has been released from the shackles of slavery during the
American Civil Warby United States Armyinfantry bayonetting her owner, Mr. Waller. Her children, Delie and Tyler, were sold a week before, and she follows them, eventually finding them in New Orleanswith the help of a new friend named Miss Laura at the end of the war. Miss Laura pays Sarny and her friend Lucy $20 a month to help her around the house. Sarny then opens a school for blacks, only to have it burned down twice by the Ku Klux Klan. Her husband, enraged, attacks one of them. His name was Stanley. The Klan lyncheshim. She lives her life until Miss Laura dies eight months later, leaving her 12 rental properties in New Orleans, and St. Louis; almost $125,000.00; and half interest in two steamships. She dies in Dallas, Texasin the 1930's at age 96.
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