Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today is author Barbara Lockhart. They will discuss her historical novel Elizabeth’s Field. Lockhart’s novel recounts the struggles of the black population, free and slave, living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the 1850s. In the face of oppression, cruelty, and fear, it is the story of a people with astounding resilience and endurance whose only hope at that time was flight.
Lockhart’s novel was recognized with a silver medal from the Independent Book Publishers Award. She has also received two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council for her short stories and for her novel Requiem for a Summer Cottage. Lockhart lives on a nature reserve on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.