Lyles Station

A Place Called Freedom

Lyles Station Indiana was a small African American settlement in southern Indiana founded by freed slave Joshua Lyles. Told in the words of his son, A Place Called Freedom is historical fiction based on Joshua’s story of journeying to and starting Lyles Station.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and absolutely recommend it because it captures the essence of both the underground railroad and the Lyles Station story. But I was hoping Scott Russell Sanders would have not embellished the story quite so much. It’s a fault I’m almost willing to overlook.

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