A novel about friendship and freedom with compelling characters based on real people from American history. Julia Grant was the wife of US President and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant. Despite her husband’s objections, Julia kept as her slave another Julia, known as Jule. Both women risked certain danger as they travelled to and from the field of war. Though Julia secretly taught Jule how to read – while Jule became her vision-impaired mistress’s eyes to the world – the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation inspired Jule to make a daring bid for freedom.