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Salvage the Bones

A riveting wander through the life of a family in Louisiana beginning ten days before Hurricane Katrina strikes. It has all the elements of a great read: mysterious setting, strong and complex characters, passion, love between a boy and his dog, and impending doom as life moves forward. I would love to read a follow-up […]

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The Secret Life of Bees

Loved this book! I started it many years ago and then watched the movie. I was convinced that I liked the movie better, but that’s not typically the case, so I wanted to give the book another try. Boy was I wrong — the book is so much better. I’m a beekeeper, so I enjoyed […]

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Twelve Tribes of Hattie

This was a good book. A great introduction to all of Hattie’s children and her interactions or lack thereof with them. I think that I would be great if the author could develop each of the characters into their own little short stories and have the children interacting more at these different points in their […]

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Invention of Wings

I like the development of Handful but the Grimke sisters seemed to wain for me. It was just a simple formation of the Grimke sisters ultimately starting the feminist movement out of the abolitionist movement. I was expecting the lives of the Grimke sisters and the slaves be more intertwined within the story but each […]

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Someone Knows My Name

I had to put this book down a few times only because it was so emotionally gripping. Aminata was a well developed character. Reading her life made me feel like I was a part of the journey, even with most parts of it being very gut-wrenching and heart-breaking. Highly recommended read. Find in catalog

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